Quiz Me! - Events: Civil War and Reconstruction Test your knowledge about events in the Civil War and Reconstruction era! 1 / 4 Why was President Andrew Johnson impeached? President Johnson secretly had supported the Confederacy during the war. President Johnson relieved General Grant as the Commander of the Union Army. The President did not ask Congress before replacing the Supreme Court Justice. Congress and President Johnson differed in their views over how to treat the South. 2 / 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. 3 / 4 What was the significance of the Election of 1860? Lincoln’s position on the Kansas-Nebraska Act made him very unpopular in the Northern states. Lincoln won the election with only 40% of the vote and South Carolina seceded. Many people refused to vote for Lincoln because of his views during the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Lincoln was elected for a second term and none of the Southern states participated. 4 / 4 Who was the first U.S. president to be impeached? President Ulysses S. Grant President Andrew Johnson President John Quincy Adams President Andrew Jackson Your score is Try another 10!