- Term Papers, Book Reports, Research Papers and College Essays

Death Penalty

Essay by   •  October 16, 2010  •  Essay  •  821 Words (4 Pages)  •  1,555 Views

Essay Preview: Death Penalty

Report this essay
Page 1 of 4


1. Who was president during the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War.

2. Define secede.

Secede means to leave or withdraw.

3. Which state was first to secede from the Union?

South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.

4. Who was elected president of the Confederate States of America?

Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

5. When did the first battle of the Civil War occur? Where did it occur?

The first major battle of the Civil War occurred in 1861 outside of Washington, D.C.

6. List two advantages of the North and two advantages of the South.

The two advantages of the North were a large population and abundant resources. The two advantages of the South were their superior leadership and their strong tradition of military service.

7. Who commanded the Union forces? Who commanded the Confederate forces?

Abraham Lincoln commanded the Union forces and General Robert E. Lee commanded the Confederate forces.

8. When was the Emancipation Proclamation signed? What did the Emancipation do (Be specific)?

On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation which outlawed slavery was signed.

9. Why was the Emancipation Proclamation signed?

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed to free enslaved people.

10. What was Reconstruction?

Reconstruction was the reorganization and rebuilding of the former Confederate states after the Civil War.

11. Lincoln's plan for reuniting the Union consisted of two points, list them.

Lincoln's plan for reuniting the Union consisted of terms that offered all Southern white males to regain full rights as U.S. citizens by taking a simple oath pledging their loyalty to the Union and when 10 percent of a Confederate state's votes took the oath, the state could form a new government and adopt a new constitution.

12. Who assassinated Lincoln?

John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

13. What was the 13th Amendment? When was it enacted?

The 13th Amendment was enacted in December 1865 and it was an amendment that ended slavery for the whole United States.

14. What was the Freedmen's Bureau?

The Freedmen's Bureau was an agency meant to help former enslaved persons. Its main function was to provide for the welfare of the former slaves.

15. Why were Black codes enacted in the South? List one of the Black codes enforced in the South.

Black codes were enacted in the South as a way to control and inhibit the freedom of African Americans or ex-slaves. They were laws passed by certain southern states after the Civil War with the intention of limiting the real freedoms of the freed African Americans. One of the black codes required all black people to have jobs and any black people who were unemployed could be arrested for vagrancy and sentenced to prison.

16. Why was the Ku Klux Klan formed?

The Ku Klux Klan was formed to prevent freed African Americans from exercising their rights and to help whites regain power.

17. How many African Americans were killed in the South in the years following the Civil War?

An estimated 5,000 African Americans were killed in the first two years after the Civil War.

18. Why was Congress against President Johnson's Reconstruction plan?

Congress was against President Johnson's Reconstruction



Download as:   txt (5.5 Kb)   pdf (87.2 Kb)   docx (11.3 Kb)  
Continue for 3 more pages »
Only available on
Citation Generator

(2010, 10). Death Penalty. Retrieved 10, 2010, from

"Death Penalty" 10 2010. 2010. 10 2010 <>.

"Death Penalty.", 10 2010. Web. 10 2010. <>.

"Death Penalty." 10, 2010. Accessed 10, 2010.