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Secession Begins

What do you know about Secession Begins?
Try this U.S. Civil War History Made Easy Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) South Carolina did more to advance nullification and secession than any other Southern state.
When did South Carolina adopt the "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union"?Trivia powered by Prof. ABE

  1. October 24, 1860

  2. November 24, 1860

  3. December 24, 1860

  4. January 24, 1861

2) Before Lincoln took office, how many states had declared their secession from the Union?

  1. 1 state

  2. 5 states

  3. 7 states

  4. 11 states

3) When was the Confederate States of America established?

  1. February 4, 1861

  2. February 14, 1861

  3. February 24, 1861

  4. March 4, 1861

4) They took control of federal forts and other properties within their boundaries with little resistance from outgoing President James Buchanan.

  • True or False?

5) One quarter of the U.S. Army, the entire garrison in Texas, was surrendered in February 1861 to state forces by its commanding general, who then joined the Confederacy.
Who was the commanding general?

  1. Robert E. Lee

  2. David E. Twiggs

  3. Nash Campbell

  4. Mark Reynolds

6) As Southerners resigned their seats in the Senate and the House, Republicans were able to pass bills for projects that had been blocked by Southern Senators before the war, including the Morrill Tariff, land grant colleges (the Morill Act), a Homestead Act, a transcontinental railroad (the Pacific Railway Acts), the National Banking Act and the authorization of United States Notes by the Legal Tender Act of 1862. The Revenue Act of 1861 introduced the income tax to help finance the war.

  • True or False?

7) How many states remained loyal to the Union?

  1. 13 states

  2. 23 states

  3. 33 states

  4. 43 states

8) How many slave states remained loyal to the Union?

  1. 1 state

  2. 2 states

  3. 3 states

  4. 4 states

9) After Virginia's secession, a Unionist government in Wheeling asked 48 counties to vote on an ordinance to create a new state on October 24, 1861. A voter turnout of 34% approved the statehood bill (96% approving). The inclusion of 24 secessionist counties in the state and the ensuing guerrilla war engaged about 40,000 Federal troops for much of the war.
When did Congress admit West Virginia to the Union?

  1. June 20, 1862

  2. June 20, 1863

  3. June 20, 1864

  4. June 20, 1865

10) A Unionist secession attempt occurred in East Tennessee, but was suppressed by the Confederacy, which arrested over 3000 men suspected of being loyal to the Union. They were held without trial.

  • True or False?

Secession Begins [Answers]

1) C 2) C. 3) A. 4) True 5) B. 6) True 7) B. 8) D. 9) B. 10) True

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