U.S. History Unit 5: Civil War
Chapter 4 (pages 194-215)
Question Set 17
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Who was Frederick Douglas? Why was he important?
Define the Underground Railroad.
Who was Harriet Tubman? What did she do?
Why was it necessary to make another compromise in 1850?
List the five parts of the Compromise of 1850.
Why was the last part (above) the most significant to freed blacks and abolitionists in the
North? (What would it allow?)
7. What is story line or theme for Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
8. Why does the author Davis compare Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Paine?
9. What was the basis for starting the Republican Party? What did it stand for?
10. What caused the bloodshed in “Bleeding Kansas”?
11. Who was Dred Scott? What did the Supreme Court rule concerning his lawsuit?
12. What topic did Lincoln and Douglas debate for so long?
13. Compare and contrast Lincoln’s words on page 213 (House Divided) with John Brown’s
on page 215.
U.S. History Unit 5: Civil War
Chapter 4 (pages 215-241)
Question Set 18
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What is secession? LOOK IT UP
What are the factors that caused secession to happen?
Why didn’t the North allow the South to go its own way?
Why would the Confederate (southern) armies have better military leadership than the
Union (northern) armies?
5. What did the war cost America? (more than money is involved here)
6. What did Lincoln do while Congress was out of session?
7. Why did the North win? (give at least four reasons)
U.S. History Unit 5: Civil War
Chapter 4 (pages 241-251) Reconstruction
Question Set 19
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Describe the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. What happened to his assassin?
What were Lincoln’s plans for readmission of southern states to the Union?
What plan was actually enacted?
What is a carpetbagger? A scalawag?
What was the result of the Southern Homestead Act?
Who made up the KKK?
How did it operate? (What did it do to try to achieve its goals?)
What was the plan?
What happened to the Northern outrage and lofty goals?
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U.S. History Unit 5: Civil War Chapter 4 (pages 194