Civil War History mid-term possible questions

Civil War History mid-term possible questions - At the...

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Unformatted text preview: At the beginning of the Civil War, Lincoln said that his men would be serving for B) four or five battles.- Abraham Lincoln thought that the Union wouldn't be that long in battle, and that the it would be just a quick ride in to Richmond and to take over the capital. All of the choices besides A are too long, with the obvious exception of E, which is way too short. The First Battle of Bull Run C) increased the South's overconfidence.- The First Battle of Bull Run was the first Battle in the Civil War, Lincoln thought that the green troops could have a quick go at some of the forces at Bull Run (known as Manassas to the South), before they went through to Richmond. However, reinforcements suddenly appeared for the South, and the Union got their butts kicked in front of the Northern picnickers who had turned out to see the Union beat the Confederacy in the battle as bad as if the Yankees played the Devil Rays. And as for the Moon, well, it didn't join the Confederacy until later, when Lincoln asked for more troops. The major flaw of McClellan was D) he didn't like using troops to much, and tended to be overly cautious.- McClellan was known for his unwillingness to use troops in battle. It went as extreme as the "Masterly Inactivity on the Potomac", in which both the Union and the Confederacy just sat there for 6 months, drilling troops, and not doing anything. McClellan was so unwilling to use troops that Lincoln had to force him to use them on a Peninsula Campaign. The Peninsula Campaign B) was an attempt to take Richmond and end the war quickly.- Even after the 6 months on the Potomac, Lincoln was hoping that they could still blitz Richmond and that the war would quickly be over, and it led to the Peninsula Campaign. Since it didn't work, the Union was forced to start a total war against the Confederates. Even though the Union didn't win the Battle of Antietam, it allowed Lincoln to A) pass the Emancipation Proclamation-Lincoln had wanted since the start of the war to pass the Emancipation Proclamation, but he didn't want to pass it after a series of losses, as it would seem like the North was desperate, calling upon slaves as a last resort. Once the Battle of Antietam took place, it showed that the North could beat the South, and therefore Lincoln could raise the stakes, making it a war not only to reclaim land, but on a moral concept as well. The Emancipation Proclamation freed D) slaves in Confederate states.- When Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, he worded it so that it did not include slaves in the Border States because Lincoln did not want to lose the Border States. So the only slaves he freed were the ones he technically couldn't. The Emancipation Proclamation was more for boosting the morale of the North....
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Rock during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley College.

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