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September 18, 2015

Civil War Trivia Quiz: Answers

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Civil War Trivia Quiz – Answers

1)True or False:                Abraham Lincoln was an abolitionist   FALSE

Lincoln was by no means an abolitionist. His position related to slavery appeared to be more political than personal. The issue of slavery held great political during significance during this presidency. He did however use the Emancipation Proclamation as a military strategy to weaken the Confederacy.

2)True or False:                Lincoln believed black and whites should have same rights FALSE

Lincoln said, “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,” He was against blacks having the right to vote, to serve on juries, to hold office and to intermarry with whites. He did support that blacks had the right to improve their condition in society and to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Though I am not sure how they could do this without equal rights and protections under the law.   Lincoln supported colonization for blacks and advocated that they should leave the US because he did not think was possible for them to co-exist with whites.

3)True or False:                The Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves FALSE

(The Emancipation Proclamation was designed for use as a war strategy against Southern states who did not support the union. Slavery remained legal in states that supported The Union or were controlled by the Union)

4)True or False:                The main reason for The Civil War as the abolition of slavery FALSE

The Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy. Among the 34 states in January 1861, seven Southern slave holding states individually declared their secessions from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. It grew to include eleven states, but was never diplomatically recognized by a foreign country. The states that remained loyal and did not declare secession were known as the Union.

Civil War Slave Compensation Paid Out By The US Government

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Many people are aware that some well known insurance companies; some of which are still in existence today; provided insurance for slaves owners.  However, many people may not be aware that the US government paid claims to slave owners as well.  For a short time during the Civil War, slave owners could file a claim against the federal government and receive compensation if their slaves joined the military.  Two acts of congress passed in 1864 and 1865 made this possible.  The acts were struck down by congress in 1867.

Back regiments fought for the Union Army  during the Civil War.  Of Approximately 186,000 African-American soldiers (including 94,000 former slaves from Southern states), 38,000 died in battle.  The Confederate Army generally frowned upon having blacks served.  Though some did do so, it was generally felt that arming blacks who were also enslaved or had been enslaved would be a threat to the Confederate Army.

Test Your Knowledge: Civil War Trivia Quiz

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Test your knowledge about the Civil War by answering the  4 true and false questions listed below.  Answers will be posted at 6pm EST.

1)True or False: Abraham Lincoln was an abolitionist

2)True or False: Lincoln believed black and whites should have same rights

3)True or False: The Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves

4)True or False: The main reason for The Civil War as the abolition of slavery

Sara Jane Woodson Early: 1st African American Female College Professor

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Sarah Jane Woodson Early
Sarah Jane Woodson Early

Sarah Jane Early Woodson (1825 – 1907) was the first African American woman to be a college professor. She was a professor at Wilberforce University in Ohio. Born in Chillicothe, OH, she was heavily involved with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) as well as the feminist and temperance movements. In 1856 she graduated from Oberlin College with an L.B. degree.  In 1868, at the age of 42 she married Rev. Jordan Early, a pioneer in the AME church movement. She assisted him in ministry while continuing her role as an educator throughout the South.  Woodson authored a book about her husbands life in 1894. She died in 1907.

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