Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About England’s and France’s Involvement in the Civil War?
Q#1 – What was the Second French Empire official position on the Civil War?
Q#2 – What was a major economic factor that was pushing France to recognize the Confederacy?
Q#3 – What was a major factor regarding any French decision to recognize the Confederacy?
Q#4 – What warning did the US Government issue to France regarding the Civil War?
Q#5 – What population factions in France tended to support the Confederacy?
Q#6 – What population factions in France tended to support the Union?
Q#7 – What action did the French government take regarding the sale of the ironclad CSS Stonewall that was built in France?
Q#8 – Overall, what was England’s official position on the Civil War?
Q#9 – What tactic was employed early in 1861 by Confederate President Jefferson Davis in an effort to get England to recognize and support the Confederacy?
Q#10 – What impact did the Union blockade of the South have on England and what action was taken as a result?
Q#11 – Generally, what was British public opinion on the Civil War?
Q#12 – What was the Trent Affair?
Q#13 – What became known as the “Alabama Claims”?
Q#14 – What were the positions of the three members of the English Cabinet, Chancellor of the Exchequer William E Gladstone, Foreign Minister Lord Russell, and Prime Minister Lord Palmerston regarding involvement in the Civil War?
Q#15 – What military action during the Civil War pretty much sealed England’s decision not to support the Confederacy?