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Social Studies Chapter 8

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abolitionist
A person who works to end slavery.
Underground Railroad
The system of secret routes used by people escaping slavery.
secede
To withdraw or break away from an organization such as the government.
Civil War
The war between the Union states of the North and the Confederate states of the South from 1861 to 1865.
Union
The states that make up the United States. Used during the Civil War to refer to the government of the Northern States.
Confederacy
In the United States, the name adopted by the 11 Southern states during the Civil War.
draft
A plan to select people to serve in the military.
emancipation
The act of setting free from slavery or control.