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1 Constructed Response "If I could save the Union [United States] without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it: and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." -Abraham Lincoln 1.What problem was President Lincoln talking about in this quote?

2 "If I could save the Union [United States] without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it: and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." -Abraham Lincoln 2. According to this quote, why would Lincoln free the slaves?

3 "If I could save the Union [United States] without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it: and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." -Abraham Lincoln 3. According to the quote above, was Lincoln an abolitionist? Explain.

4 1. Which states left the Union by February 1861? 2. If President Lincoln had tried to end slavery in all of the states, what might the slave states that stayed loyal to the Union have done?

5 1.Which American war saw the second greatest number of American soldiers killed? 2. Why was the number of American casualties so high in the Civil War?

6 Dear Miss Han. M. Cone, April the 9th / Suffice it to say that we Had a pretty Hard time & Suffered considerable with Sickness & Done But little Damage only in the Destruction of Cotton & Property. I Have See a great many large Buildings & Fencing Burned and any Amount of other Property taken. We got Several messes of Good chicken. While we was gone we Respected Rebel [Confederate] Property But little & where Ever they Fired on our Boats We landed & Burnt Every thing that would Burn. Respectfully yours Newton Scott 1. Which side was the author of this letter fighting on?

7 Dear Miss Han. M. Cone, April the 9th / Suffice it to say that we Had a pretty Hard time & Suffered considerable with Sickness & Done But little Damage only in the Destruction of Cotton & Property. I Have See a great many large Buildings & Fencing Burned and any Amount of other Property taken. We got Several messes of Good chicken. While we was gone we Respected Rebel [Confederate] Property But little & where Ever they Fired on our Boats We landed & Burnt Every thing that would Burn. Respectfully yours Newton Scott 1. According to his account, what did he and his fellow soldiers do the most damage to? 2. Based on what he describes, what problems would you predict for after the war?


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