• 1. 
    Which of the following did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

  • Freed all slaves in the Confederate states that were not currently under Union control.
  • Allowed for African American men to fight in the Union army.
  • All of the above
  • Laid the groundwork for a future constitutional amendment to outlaw slavery.
  • 2. 
    True or False: The Emancipation Proclamation immediately set all the slaves in the United States free?

  • TRUE
  • 3. 
    How many slaves were immediately set free by the proclamation?

  • Around half.
  • All 4 million
  • 50,000
  • No slaves were set free.
  • 4. 
    What president gave the order for the Emancipation Proclamation?

  • Confederate president Jefferson Davis
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • George Washington
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 5. 
    Lincoln gained the confidence to order the emancipation of the slaves due to the victory of the Union army in this battle:

  • Battle of Antietam
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Battle of Shiloh
  • Battle of Fredericksburg
  • 6. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for what constitutional amendment that outlawed slavery in the United States?

  • The fifth amendment
  • The thirteenth amendment
  • The first amendment
  • The nineteenth amendment
  • 7. 
    What date did Lincoln issue the proclamation?

  • August 12, 1880
  • April 7, 1860
  • July 4, 1776
  • January 1, 1863
  • 8. 
    Which of the below statements best describes the Emancipation Proclamation?

  • An executive order from Abraham Lincoln that eventually led to the freedom of millions of slaves.
  • A speech given by Abraham Lincoln asking for the Civil War to end.
  • A change to the United States constitution allowing for all men to vote regardless of race.
  • A new law issued by congress that said slavery was illegal in the North.
  • 9. 
    Why did President Lincoln wait to issue the proclamation until after the northern victory at Antietam?

  • He was waiting for the states to ratify it.
  • He wanted strong support for the proclamation from the people and felt that the timing was right after this major victory in the Civil War.
  • He was too busy ordering troops around and didn`t have time before the victory.
  • It was a complicated document and it took him a long time to write.
  • 10. 
    About how many black soldiers fought in the Union army during the Civil War?

  • 200,000
  • 50,000
  • 10,000
  • 4 million
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