The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Quiz

Eric Foner
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

In the context of the American Civil War, what refers to slave states that did not declare their secession from the United States before April 1861? (from Chapter 6)

2.

Who was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee? (from Chapter 6)

3.

What clause in the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness? (from Chapter 9 and Epilogue)

4.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted as law on what date? (from Chapter 9 and Epilogue)

5.

The Dred Scott Decision was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants) were what? (from Chapter 4)

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