The idea that the states, not the federal government, should have the final authority over their own affairs.
Tax on imports.
State that did not allow slavery
Under this plan Missouri would be allowed to join the Union as a slave state. Main would join as a free state to keep balance between Free states and slave states. This was so that there would not be more states that allowed slavery or more that did not.
Was a slave who went with his owner to a free state to live. He went to court to argue that since he lived in a free state then he should be free. The Supreme Court said that he was a slave and that none of the rights and privileges of and American citizen were his and living in a free state did not change that.
A document that freed the slaves.
Laws that said slaves were not allowed to leave their owners land, to meet in groups or to buy or sell goods.
Is a term often used to describe something done in secret.
Was not a railroad that was underground it was a secret place that slaves escaped to from their masters.
A slave that escaped and helped others to escape slavery. She was said to be a good conductor.
Person who helped others escaped slavery.
People who wanted to abolish (do away) slavery.
Leaving the union.
Nurse who started the American Red Cross
The Gettysburg Address
President Abe Lincoln gave a speech to dedicate a cemetery for the Union soldiers who had died in battle. He spoke of ideas of liberty and equality on which the nation had been founded. He honored soldiers who had died for their beliefs.
Appomatox Court House
This is where Lee surrendered to Grant in Virginia.
The rebuilding of the North and South.
Murdered in a sudden or secret attack. (John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abe Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.
Laws that limited the rights of former slaves.
The Freedmen's Bureau
Aid to help all needy people in the South. Their main focuses however were people who had been slaves.
A system where a landowner gave a worker a cabin, mules, tools, and seeds. The worker worked the land ad at harvest took a share of the crops plus extra to cover the worker's housing and supplies. What were left were the sharecroppers.
People who moved from the North to the South to help with the reconstruction. They were called carpetbaggers because they carried their belongings in bags made from carpet bag materials.
A voting method that does not allow anyone to know how a person has voted.
The practice of keeping people in separate groups based on their race or culture.
Is a rascal, someone who supports a cause for his or her own gain.
Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri were torn between the two sides, slave states and free states. These states which were located between the North and South, permitted slavery but had not seceded.
a voting method that does not allow anyone to know how a person has voted