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Civil War: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever?

What do you know about Civil War: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever?  Try this Civil War FUN Trivia Quiz.   "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Trivia powered by Prof. ABE1) What Senator in replying to Senator Robert Y. Hayne of South Carolina said, "liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable"?
  • Daniel Webster
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Jefferson Davis
2) In 1842, the publisher of a Northern abolitionist newspaper call for Northerners to break with the Union because the Constitution protected slavery. Who is this publisher?
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • James K. Garfield
  • William Lloyd Garrison
3) In 1845, an African-American slave escaped from Maryland to the Northern free states. He wrote in his autobiography about the collective inhumanity of slavery. Who was this former slave?
  • Frederick Douglas
  • Warren Prigg
  • Marvin G. Buckhannon
4) What was the name of the secret network that helped fugitive slaves escape from the South to the free states of the North and, sometimes, into Canada?
  • B&O Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Southern Subway

5) In 1821, Stephen F. Austin took over his father Moses, Texas land grant from the Mexican government. By 1836, the American population of Texas was 50,000 people. What was the Mexican population?

  • 3,500
  • 35,000
  • 350,000

6) In the fight for Texas independence, between 189 to 257 defenders of the Alamo help out for 10 days. What was the date that 1,400 Mexican troops under the command of Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna defeated the defenders at the Alamo?

  • March 1, 1836
  • March 3, 1836
  • March 6, 1836

7) On December 29, 1845, Texas became a slave holding state in the Union. A few months later, May 13, 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico. What date did Santa Anna surrender to General Winfield Scott?

  • August 17, 1847
  • September 17, 1847
  • October 17, 1847

8) What state was NOT given from the U.S.-Mexican �The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

  • Arizona
  • California
  • North Dakota

9) What was discovered in California on January 24, 1848?

  • Gold
  • Mink
  • Diamonds

10) Of the new territories, what became the 31st State in 1850?

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • California

Check Your Answers


Civil War: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever? (Answers)

  1. Daniel Webster
  2. William Lloyd Garrison
  3. Frederick Douglas
  4. Underground Railroad
  5. 3,500
  6. March 6, 1836
  7. September 17, 1847
  8. North Dakota
  9. Gold
  10. California

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