Civil War Quiz – What Did The Northern Home Front Have to Deal With?
Q#1 – What was the estimated population of the northern states at the beginning of the Civil War?
Q#2 – The Civil War did not stifle immigration into the North. On average, how many people immigrated each year into the northern states?
Q#3 – The war caused a significant split in the Democratic Party. What two factions were created as a result of the split?
Q#4 – While many northerners were against slavery as being immoral, what was the prevailing opinion of Negroes by people living in the North?
Q#5 – At the beginning of the Civil War, what was the existing debt owed northern merchants by people and companies from the South?
Q#6 – The fear that the North would lose the Civil War mostly by financial default through the loss of the South as customers never really materialized – why?
Q#7 – To pay for the war, Congress began to print money as did the Confederate Congress. However, why was the North able to avoid the ruinous levels of inflation that beleaguered the South?
Q#8 – What inventions greatly improved the North’s agricultural capacity?
Q#9 – What discovery just prior to the war in 1859 provided the North with a source of income and wealth that helped pay for the cost of the Civil War?
Q#10 – When Congress passed legislation in 1862 authorizing conscription and the draft of men into military service, what were the age limits?
Q#11 – What was the justification provided by Congress for the $300 “commutation fee,” which allowed a person to be excused from the military service?
Q#12 – What was an unexpected adverse side effect of the draft?
Q#13 – What organization was founded with the assistance of Mary Livermore and George Templeton Strong to support sick and wounded soldiers of the U.S. Army during the American Civil War?
Q#14 – The elections of 1862 both for the House of Representatives and governors in six states were extremely volatile and divisive. What was the narrow margin that President Lincoln’s Republican party retained its role as majority party in the House?
Q#15 – What two major Northern military victories in the late summer/early fall of 1864 sealed Lincoln’s re-election bid?