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Who was the President of the United States during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln. He was the 16th President of the United States. He presided over one of the most tragic periods of American History.
Who was the leading general of the Confederacy?
Robert E. Lee. He attended West Point with many of the generals he fought against in the Civil War. He actually was asked to head the Union army but declined in favor of his home state of Virginia. He is considered one the greatest military minds in American History.
What was the capital of the Confederacy?
Richmond, Virginia was the capital of the Confederacy. Union forces made several ill-fated attempts to capture this confederate stronghold.
Which president set the precedent for presidential succession?
John Tyler assumed office in 1841 after William Henry Harrison died from pneumonia. He was the first vice president to take office after a president died in office.
Who was the vice president under Andrew Johnson?
Andrew Johnson took over the presidency after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. The actual 'Order of Presidential Succession' was not officially established until the 25th Amendment passed in 1967 and therefore he had no vice president.
What was the cash crop of the Virginia colony?
Tobacco
What was the first permanent English colony in North America?
Jamestown was the first permanent British colony founded in 1607.
Which colony was founded by Roger Williams?
Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams. Roger Williams was driven from Boston for religious and political reasons and founded the new colony. It became a haven for those seeking religious freedom.
What colony was known as the haven for Catholics?
Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore in 1634 and became a safe haven for Catholics who were being turned away from or persecuted in other colonies.
What was the French and Indian War called in Europe?
While it was called the French and Indian War in the American colonies, the conflict was called the Seven Years War in Europe. It was fought by the British and the French.
Who was Virginia Dare?
Virginia Dare was the first child born of English parents in the New World on August 18, 1587. Her mother was Eleanor White and her father was Ananias Dare. Her grandfather was Governor John White of Roanoke.
Virginia Dare was the first child born of English parents in the New World on August 18, 1587. Her mother was Eleanor White and her father was Ananias Dare. Her grandfather was Governor John White of Roanoke.
Who led a revolt in 1676 against Jamestown?
Nathaniel Bacon led a revolt in 1676 against the Virginia government. Many Virginia planters agree to support him. He eventually burned Jamestown. He died in October, 1676.
Which colony was the first to declare slavery illegal?
Rhode Island became the first British colony to outlaw slavery in 1652.