The Confederation

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The Confederation.

1. What was the first southern state to secede from the Union?
a. Georgia
b. Alabama
c. Virginia
d. South Carolina
e. Mississippi

2. What did it mean when the southern states seceded from the United States?
a. This meant they were leaving the United States to make their own country and laws.
b. This meant that they no longer allowed slavery.
c. This meant that these states would have a governor that reported to the president of the United States.
d. This meant that individual states would no longer exist, but would become part of another bigger state.
e. This was what happened when a territory wanted to become a state.

3. Who was the first president of the Confederation?
a. George Washington
b. Jefferson Davis
c. Robert E. Lee
d. Stonewall Jackson
e. Abraham Lincoln

4. Which of the below is a reason why the southern states left to form the Confederation States of America?
a. They didn`t agree with the North on slavery issues.
b. They wanted more state`s rights and less federal laws.
c. They didn`t like President Abraham Lincoln.
d. All of the above.
e. None of the above.

5. Which state was not a part of the Confederation States of America?
a. Florida
b. Texas
c. Maryland
d. Alabama
e. Mississippi

6. Which of the following was not true about the Confederation?
a. It was made up of states from the South who left the United States.
b. The Confederation had strong allies in Europe such as Great Britain and France who helped them during the Civil War.
c. The Confederation had its own constitution and government.
d. The Confederation had its own money.
e. It had its own army called the Confederation Army.

7. What two cities acted as the capital of the Confederation at some point during the Civil War?
a. Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia
b. Atlanta, Georgia and Raleigh, North Carolina
c. Raleigh, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia
d. Columbia, South Carolina and Montgomery, Alabama
e. Montgomery, Alabama and Richmond, Virginia

8. What year did the first state secede from the Union?
a. 1865
b. 1860
c. 1776
d. 1492
e. 1877

9. What was President Abraham Lincoln`s reaction to the southern states seceding and forming the Confederation?
a. He was happy that he didn`t have to deal with them any more.
b. He didn`t care as he knew they would come back eventually.
c. He was surprised that the states would secede. He wanted to keep the Union together, even if it meant going to war.
d. He was angry, but figured it was for the best that they were gone.
e. He was excited because he wanted to go to war.

10. Who of the following was not a leader in the Confederation?
a. James Longstreet
b. Jefferson Davis
c. Robert E. Lee
d. Stonewall Jackson
e. Ulysses S. Grant

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