Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 14:
The Civil War- the War that United the States


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 14 Questions     Ch. 14 Answers

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  1. The Northern and Southern states had social, geographical and political differences that ultimately led to fighting the Civil War. What are some examples of conflicts the United States currently has with other countries?

  2. Some people think fighting wars is an effective solution for resolving conflict. Find some examples in the chapter in which war resulted in negative outcomes.

  3. There are many factors that affect the outcomes of wars. If you were a general for the United States Army at the onset of a war, how would capability, leadership, resources, and motivation influence the outcome of winning the war?

  4. Imagine you are a United States general during the middle of a war. What kinds of war strategies can you use that were mentioned in the chapter, and which 3 strategies do you think would be the most effective tools for winning the war?

  5. What would happen if the United States were forced into a war and the United States lacked good leadership?