Question 15 What are the advantages and disadvantages of fighting a war in the south for the Confederacy?
Answer Advantage: The confederates were already familiar with the climate and land, which gave them an advantage during battles. Disadvantage: The continuous fighting led to the destruction of towns and crops in the south.
Question 16 Why was Harriet Beecher Stowe an important person during the Civil War?
Answer Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The book described the terrible lives that slaves led.
Answer John Brown attempted to start a slave rebellion by protesting at the Army post in Virginia.
Question 18 Why was the Dred Scott case significant?
Answer Dred Scott is a slave who went to court to fight for his freedom. He believed since he had lived in free states earlier in his life, he should be released from slavery. The judge ruled that Scott could not go free. This raised awareness about the unfair treatment of slaves, but it was ultimately a victory for the Confederate states.
Question 19 How did president Lincoln feel about slavery?
Answer President Lincoln did not want to take away the states’ rights, but he did want to eventually abolish slavery.
Question 20 What was the Emancipation Proclamation?
Answer The Emancipation Proclamation stated that all slaves were to be freed. It took effect in the North immediately and in the south after the conclusion of the Civil War.
Question 21 Lincoln was president of the ____________