Quiz Me! - People: Civil War/Reconstruction

Test your knowledge about people in the Civil War/Reconstruction era.

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This legend escaped slavery in 1849 and is best known for leading slaves to freedom on a dangerous 650 mile journey from Maryland to Canada nineteen different times.

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This former lawyer lost a Senate race in 1858 but was elected President of the United States in 1860.

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A member of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, this African American was the first to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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The quote, “It is through the tongue, the pen, and the press, that truth is principally propagated…” is associated with -

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This charismatic speaker was the first Democrat elected to the House of Representatives from Nebraska and later spoke at the 1896 Democratic National Convention. He later ran for president three times, all unsuccessfully.

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When this Confederate General died, Robert E. Lee was quoted as saying, “I have lost my right arm.”.

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William Carney,  once said, “Previous to the formation of colored troops, I had a strong inclination to prepare myself for the ministry; but when the country called for all persons, I could best serve my God by serving my country and my oppressed brothers.” He fought bravely, being shot four times during the Battle of -

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This United States Senator was the first African American to serve in Congress.

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Not only a graduate of West Point MIlitary Academy, but later becoming its Superintendent, this soldier fought in the U.S. Mexican War . Even though he did not agree with the South seceding, he turned down an offer to command the Union army and became General-in-Chief of the Confederate Army.

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Abraham Lincoln delivered this short but powerful address which invoked the spirit of the Declaration of Independence in 1863. That address was the -

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