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November 13

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  1. November 13 • Which event led to a special legislative session in Georgia to consider seceding from the Union? • John Brown’s Raid • The Kansas-Nebraska Act • The firing upon Fort Sumter • Lincoln’s presidential election 2. Why did Georgia invest heavily in railroads before the Civil War? A. to transport slaves B. as a preparation for war C. to attract Northern industry D. to transport agricultural products

  2. November 13 • Which is a reason many Georgia plantation owners favored secession? A. a desire for increased markets in the North B. the need to import large numbers of new slaves C. fear that abolition would end their way of life D. trouble getting agricultural loans from Northern Banks 4. Why were blockade runners important to Georgia during the Civil War? A. They were able to move troops efficiently. B. They brought needed supplies into the state. C. They were able to battle the Union navy successfully. D. They were vital to the protection of Savannah and other ports.

  3. November 14 • Who was governor of Georgia during the Civil War? A. Joseph E. Brown B. Tunis Campbell C. Alfred Colquitt D. John B. Gordon 2. Who was the Republican candidate for president of the United States in 1860? A. John Bell B. John Breckenridge C. Stephen A. Douglas D. Abraham Lincoln 3. The purpose of the Fugitive Slave Law was to A. require slaves to have citizenship papers in order to obtain jobs. B. prevent slaves from testifying against whites in court trials. C. prevent slaves from having group gatherings or meetings. D. require the return of runaway slaves to their owners.

  4. November 15 • What was the “Georgia Platform”? A. It was a statement supporting states’ rights. B. It was a statement supporting popular sovereignty. C. It was a statement supporting the Compromise of 1850. D. It was a statement supporting slavery throughout the United States. 2. How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act change the Missouri Compromise? A. It made Missouri a free state. B. It created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. C. It permitted slavery north of Missouri’s southern boundary. D. It changed the requirements necessary for a territory to become a state. 3. Who was president of the Confederate States of America? A. Jefferson Davis B. Robert E. Lee C. Alexander Stephens D. Robert Toombs