The Month that Saved America Lee Surrenders



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April 1865

The Month that Saved America


Lee Surrenders

What did Grant and Lincoln fear that Lee would do to continue the war?


Why did Grant allow Lee to choose the location of surrender?

In what city does Lee surrender?

On what date does Lee surrender?

In whose house does Lee choose to surrender? What is ironic about this location?

How do Grant and Lee differ in appearance?

What are the terms for surrender offered by Grant?

How does Grant show respect for Lee after the surrender?

Why does Lee’s surrender not completely end the war?

Why were many northerners angry at Lincoln?

What Union officer was in charge of the surrendering Confederates?

Lincoln Assassination

On what date is Lincoln shot?


Who assassinated Lincoln?

Where is Lincoln shot? (building and city)

What other government officials are meant to be killed?


Where does Lincoln die?


Who becomes President upon the death of Lincoln?


Where is Lincoln buried?


How does Lincoln’s assassin die?


Why was Lincoln’s death a terrible event for the South?




Miscellaneous

Who was the Confederate president?


Who does Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrender his army to?

What is ironic about Sherman’s destruction of the South?

How was Jefferson Davis captured?

What crime was Lee indicted on? Who saved him from hanging?

What is significant about the final scene in the video?

April 1865

The Month that Saved America


Lee Surrenders

What did Grant and Lincoln fear that Lee would do to continue the war?

- they feared Lee would take to the hills and begin guerrilla warfare
Why did Grant allow Lee to choose the location of surrender?

- show respect / make surrender easier


In what city does Lee surrender?

- Appomattox Court House


On what date does Lee surrender?

- April 9, 1865


In whose house does Lee choose to surrender? What is ironic about this location?

- Wilmer McLean - McLean lived at Bull Run (first battle)


How do Grant and Lee differ in appearance?

- Lee is wearing a clean formal uniform and decorated sword

- Grant is wearing a plain dirty uniform

What are the terms for surrender offered by Grant?

- Confederate soldiers give up weapons and sign a pledge not to fight
How does Grant show respect for Lee after the surrender?

- Tips his hat / orders celebrations to stop


Why does Lee’s surrender not completely end the war?

Why were many northerners angry at Lincoln?

What Union officer was in charge of the surrendering Confederates?



  • Joshua Chamberlain


Lincoln Assassination

On what date is Lincoln shot?

- April 14, 1865
Who assassinated Lincoln?

Where is Lincoln shot? (building and city)

- Ford’s Theater / Washington D.C.
What other government officials are meant to be killed?

- VP Andrew Johnson / Sec. of State William Seward / Ulysses Grant


Where does Lincoln die?

- Across the street in the Peterson House


Who becomes President upon the death of Lincoln?

- Andrew Johnson


Where is Lincoln buried?

- Springfield, Illinois


How does Lincoln’s assassin die?

- He hides in a barn and is shot by a Union soldier (Boston Corbett)


Why was Lincoln’s death a terrible event for the South?

- Lincoln would have kept the South as it was before the war / others did not


Miscellaneous

Who was the Confederate president?

- Jefferson Davis
Who does Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrender his army to?


  • William Sherman

What is ironic about Sherman’s destruction of the South?


How was Jefferson Davis captured?



  • caught by Union troops wearing women’s clothing

What crime was Lee indicted on? Who saved him from hanging?



  • Treason / Grant


What is significant about the final scene in the video?


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