Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About the Presidential Election of 1864?
Q#1 – Which political party elected Abraham Lincoln as its nominee for President in the 1864 election?
Q#2 – Which political party split off from the Republican Party and who did it nominate as their candidate for President for the 1864 election?
Q#3 – What were the two major ideological elements that fractured the Democrat Party in 1864?
Q#4 – What was the main reason that Andrew Johnson was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate on the ticket with Abraham Lincoln?
Q#5 – George B. McClellan was the Democrat Party’s nominee for President. What was the name of his Vice Presidential running mate?
Q#6 – What was the political platform regarding the Civil War that was adopted by the Democrat Party and what was George McClellan’s position regarding it?
Q#7 – True or False: The Presidential election of 1864 was the first to be held during wartime.
Q#8 – For much of 1864, Lincoln himself believed he had little chance of being re-elected because of one significant human factor. What was that?
Q#9 – Several political and military events eventually made Lincoln’s re-election inevitable. First, the Democrats had to confront the severe internal strains within their party. Second, Frémont’s withdrawal from the campaign was based on his decision that winning the Civil War was too important to divide the Republican vote. What was the significant military event that influenced Lincoln’s chances for victory?
Q#10 – Because the eleven Southern states that had declared secession from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America were not eligible to vote, only twenty-five states participated in the 1864 election. What were the names of the three new states that voted for the first time?
Q#11 – What were the only three states that George McClellan won?
Q#12 – Not every non-secession state allowed its soldiers to cast votes in the 1864 Presidential election. California, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan were five of the seven states that did. What were the names of the other two states (Hint: They are located east of the Mississippi River).
Q#13 – Out of the 40,247 army votes cast, Lincoln received 30,503 (75.8%) and McClellan 9,201 (22.9%), with the rest (543 votes) scattering (1.3%). What was the name of the one state that the soldiers gave McClellan a majority of their votes?
Q#14 – Which state gave Lincoln his largest margin of victory?
Q#15 – Which state gave Lincoln his smallest margin of victory?