The Civil War: A Multiple-Choice Quiz and Study Guide for Students and Homeschoolers
General Robert E. Lee Surrendering to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court
I Had Forgotten How Fascinating the Civil War Was
Fort Sumter was built originally to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina, from an attack by sea. It was a five-sided brick structure built on an island near the mouth of the harbor. The Americans who manned the fort (which had not even been completed) were under the command of Major Robert Anderson of the United States Army. They had been told by Confederate authorities to leave the fort, but ordered to stay by President Abraham Lincoln. The seizure of the fort was a clear signal that the Confederate South was prepared to fight for its independence. The defense of the fort by the North signalled their determination to preserve the Union. War seemed to be the only answer. However, the major, his men and the fort were unprepared for an attack by land, but that is what happened at four in the morning on April 12, 1861, and the Civil War began.
Preparing this quiz was so interesting to me, as I had forgotten just how fascinating the Civil War was. If you are studying the war in school, or are homeschooled, I think you will find this quiz to be useful as a study guide of sorts.
Just take the quiz until you can consistently make 100% and I promise that you'll have a much better understanding of the Civil War. I have tried to include as many pertinent details of the Civil War as possible.
Trivia lovers should enjoy this quiz as well. Good luck to you all! Scroll down to click on the links for some of my other quizzes.
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