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true or false: the battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day of the civil war

true

2

true or false: Pickett's charge was the last ditch effort by the Confederates to win at Gettysburg

true

3

true or false: The Confederates won most of the major battles in the West

false

4

the South's main army in the East

army of the northern virginia

5

diversion of the union armies by a small confederate force

valley campaign

6

early, unsuccessful attempt to capture the southern capital

peninsular campaign

7

northern ironclad that threatened to break the blockade

monitor

8

southern ironclad that threatened to break the blockade

virginia

9

the north's main army in the east

army of potomac

10

effort to blockade the south and capture the mississippi

anaconda plan

11

battle of Antietam

resulted in the emancipation proclamation

12

what was the first major land battle of the war?

first battle of Manassas

13

What was the south's successful defense of its capital

Sevens days battles

14

what famous speech did Lincoln give to dedicate a war cemetery for one of the bloodiest battles of the war?

Gettysburg address

15

according to the textbook, what was the central issue that sparked the war

states rights

16

what was one of the south's primary advantages at the outset of the war

better commanders

17

Where did most of the fighting occur in the east

virginia

18

What general played a critical support role in all of teh following Confederate victories?

stonewall Jackson

19

what was the significance of the clash between the Monitor and the Virginia

age of wooden ships coming to a close

20

describe the peninsular campaign

-the north lose more battles than the south
-the union army reached the outskirts of Richmond
-the southern troops were out numbered

21

what was the most significant outcome of Joseph E. Johnston's attack at Fair Oaks outside Richmond?

Robert E. Lee was promoted to command the army

22

Which battle was the first clear-cut defeat of the army of Northern Virginia

the battle or Gettysburg

23

Why did the North attempt to capture the Mississippi river?

the Mississippi divided the confederacy in two

24

true or false: the loss of farm hands during the war between the states devastated agriculture in the north?

false

25

true or false: during the war, Lincoln sometimes acted beyond his constitutional powers

true

26

What marked the end of the south's offensive capability

Battle of Gettysburg

27

Battle of Shiloh

grants army was caught napping

28

opened Tennessee to invasion

Forts Henry and Donelson

29

the south's successful defense of its capitol

Seven Day's Battles

30

what term means the draft, or the compulsory enrollment of men into military services

conscription