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Test 3

US History I

Dan L. Carter, Instructor


Discussion Option: Choose 10

  1. Discuss the legislative attempts to alter slavery. Begin with Northwest Ordinance and go through the Peace Conference.

the Ordinance was ultimately a compromise between northern and southern states on slavery. 

  1. Discuss 3 leading non-legislative events that led to the war.

  1. Discuss the 1860s.  Why was this the final straw for Southerners?

  1. Discuss the 3 elements of slavery.

  1. Explain the evolution of nullification to secession.

  1. Why was the Ostend Manifesto so controversial?

  1. What were 3 examples of blood being shed before the Civil War?

  1. Which side did Buchanan favor?

  1. Why were Secession Commissioners important to the Southern cause?

  1. Explain the 3 types of groups in opposition to the War (in the South)?

  1. How was propaganda handled on both sides?

  1. Under troop strength:  Discuss why the North would have the numerical 

  1. advantage in 4 different ways.

  1. Why were border states important to Lincoln?

  1. Discuss the social structure of the South.

  1. Discuss the role of women in the South.
  2. Why is Lincoln called the first technology President?

  1. Who were contrabands of war?  What did they do to the Northern troop movement?

  1. Discuss the New York City draft riot.

  1. In espousing, "Cotton is King", what did Southern leaders fail to take into account regarding the world trade situation?

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