Q2 APUSH key terms and people Ch. TWENTY
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New York draft riots
Uprising, mostly of working-class Irish Americans, in protest of the draft. Rioters were particularly incensed by the ability of the rich to hire substitutes or purchase exemptions.
Morrill Tariff Act
Increased duties back up to 1846 levels to raise revenue for the Civil War.
U.S. senator from Mississippi and president of the Confederate States of America. A West Point graduate, Davis staunchly defended slavery and Southern rights throughout his career, but he initially opposed secession in 1860. As president of the Confederacy, Davis faced the formidable task of overcoming Southern localism in directing his war effort. After the war, Davis was briefly imprisoned but was pardoned by Andrew Johnson in 1868.
Massachusetts-born teacher and philanthropist who served as a nurse with the Union army during the Civil War. After the war, she became involved with the newly formed International Red Cross, serving as the first president of the American branch from 1882 to 1904.
Southern woman who established an infirmary for wounded Confederate soldiers in Richmond, Virginia. When Confederate hospitals were brought under military control, Jefferson Davis commissioned Tompkins as an officer with the rank of captain, making her the first female military officer in American history.
Diplomatic row that threatened to bring the British into the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy, after a Union warship stopped a British steamer and arrested two Confederate diplomats on board.
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