Quiz Me! - Events: Civil War and Reconstruction Test your knowledge about events in the Civil War and Reconstruction era! 1 / 4 Which explains how Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election of 1860? Abraham Lincoln had won over a majority of the people’s votes by his eloquent campaign speeches. Americans were ready to take the steps necessary to end slavery in the United States. Abraham Lincoln outlined a logical plan to gradually end slavery in the United States. The Democrats split their votes between two candidates - one from the North and another from the South. 2 / 4 Who was the first U.S. president to be impeached? President Andrew Jackson President John Quincy Adams President Ulysses S. Grant President Andrew Johnson 3 / 4 What was the significance of the Election of 1860? Many people refused to vote for Lincoln because of his views during the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Lincoln won the election with only 40% of the vote and South Carolina seceded. Lincoln was elected for a second term and none of the Southern states participated. Lincoln’s position on the Kansas-Nebraska Act made him very unpopular in the Northern states. 4 / 4 Why was President Andrew Johnson impeached? Congress and President Johnson differed in their views over how to treat the South. The President did not ask Congress before replacing the Supreme Court Justice. President Johnson relieved General Grant as the Commander of the Union Army. President Johnson secretly had supported the Confederacy during the war. Your score is Try another 10!