Abraham Lincoln Vs. Jefferson Davis

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  • 1. 

    Who was the leader of the Soth during the Civil War?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Jefferson Davis

    Correct Answer
    B. Jefferson Davis
    Explanation
    Jefferson Davis was the leader of the South during the Civil War. He served as the President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. Davis played a crucial role in leading the Confederate forces and making important decisions during the war. His leadership and decisions influenced the strategies and direction of the Confederate army throughout the conflict.

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  • 2. 

    Who wanted to free the slaves at the first chance given?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Jefferson Davis

    Correct Answer
    A. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln wanted to free the slaves at the first chance given. As the 16th President of the United States, Lincoln played a crucial role in the abolition of slavery. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, declaring that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free. Lincoln believed in the inherent equality of all individuals and saw the abolition of slavery as a necessary step towards achieving a more just and inclusive society.

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  • 3. 

    Who served in the US Army for 24 years?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Jefferson Davis

    Correct Answer
    B. Jefferson Davis
    Explanation
    Jefferson Davis served in the US Army for 24 years. This is evident from historical records and biographies of Jefferson Davis, who was a prominent figure in the American Civil War. He had a long military career before becoming the President of the Confederate States of America. On the other hand, Abraham Lincoln did not serve in the US Army for 24 years, as he had a brief military service during the Black Hawk War but did not pursue a long-term military career.

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  • 4. 

    Who recieved high class schooling?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Jefferson Davis

    Correct Answer
    B. Jefferson Davis
    Explanation
    Jefferson Davis received high class schooling.

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  • 5. 

    Who believed in the centralization of the federal government? (Who believed that the United States should be governed as a whole..)

    • A.

      Abrahm Lincoln

    • B.

      Jefferson Davis

    Correct Answer
    A. Abrahm Lincoln
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln believed in the centralization of the federal government. He believed that the United States should be governed as a whole, with a strong central government that had the power to make decisions and enforce laws at the national level. This belief was evident in his actions during the Civil War, where he worked to preserve the Union and strengthen the federal government's authority over the states. Lincoln's centralization stance was in contrast to Jefferson Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy and advocated for states' rights and a more decentralized government structure.

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  • 6. 

    Both men were known to lie when ever given the chance.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that both men were known to lie whenever given the chance. However, the correct answer is False. This means that the statement is incorrect and at least one of the men is not known to lie when given the chance.

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  • 7. 

    Only Abraham Lincoln ran for president in the 1860's.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Abraham Lincoln was not the only person who ran for president in the 1860s. There were other candidates who ran for the presidency during this time period. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 8. 

    Davis believed in a lose interperation of the Constitution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Davis did not believe in a loose interpretation of the Constitution. This can be inferred from the statement that the correct answer is False. Therefore, Davis did not support a loose interpretation of the Constitution.

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  • 9. 

    Abraham Lincoln was the leader of the North.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was indeed the leader of the North during the American Civil War. He served as the President of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln was a prominent figure in the Union, leading the Northern states against the secessionist Confederate states in an effort to preserve the Union and abolish slavery. His leadership and determination played a crucial role in the North's victory in the war.

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  • 10. 

    Davis wanted to educate the slaves, and then free them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Davis wanted to educate the slaves and then free them. This suggests that Davis believed in the importance of education and saw it as a means to empower the slaves. By educating them, Davis likely aimed to give the slaves the necessary knowledge and skills to lead independent lives once they were freed. This aligns with the belief held by some abolitionists that education was a key factor in achieving true freedom and equality for formerly enslaved individuals.

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