GED Social Studies : Civil War

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Example Question #1 : Reconstruction Policies

The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in which year?

Possible Answers:

1901

1869

1824

1911

1881

Correct answer:

1869

Explanation:

During the second half of the nineteenth century, the United States engaged in a massive railroad construction project. This linked communities over vast distances for the first time in American history. The First Transcontinental Railroad was built between 1863 and 1869 and finished in 1869, with the initial first destination being San Francisco.

Example Question #41 : United States History

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued during __________.

Possible Answers:

The Civil War

World War Two

The Vietnam War

World War One

The Revolutionary War

Correct answer:

The Civil War

Explanation:

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, by President Abraham Lincoln. The Proclamation formally stated that the slaves living in the territories currently in open rebellion were now and forever free.

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