The Civil War Erupts
Pages 481-485
Answer the questions using complete sentences on your own paper.

1. Why does it make sense that Fort Sumter was taken over by the South?
2. Why does it make sense that Lincoln asked the states to provide 75,000 militiamen?
3. Why does it make sense that Robert E. Lee fought for the South instead of the North?
4. Why does it make sense that the border states were important to both sides?
5. Why does it make sense that keeping Maryland was important to the Union?
6. Looking at the map on page 483, what was the capital of the Confederacy?
7. Why does it make sense that Kentucky was important to both sides?
8. Why does it make sense that cotton was king in the South?
9. How did the Anaconda Plan get its name?
10. Why does it make sense that the North wanted to blockade the South’s coastline?
11. Why does it make sense that the Union wanted to split the Confederacy in two?
12. Why does it make sense that people in the North were shocked after the First Battle of Bull Run and the people in the South were thrilled?

13. Use a Venn diagram like the one below to compare and contrast the strengths of the North and the South. You will need to use information from the entire chapter.