Battle of Antietam
Civil War battle fought in 1862 near Sharpsburg maryland that was an important victory for the Union.
Battle of Bull Run, First
First major battle of the civil war, fought near Manassas Junction, Virginia on July 21, 1861
statement issued by president Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 freeing all slaves in confederate states still at was with the union.
This statement caused many freed African Americans to join the war effort
Massachusettes 54th Regiment
They fought at Fort Wagner in SC - They lost the battle but were considered heroes because of their bravery
Battle of Gettysburg
Union victory over confederate forces in 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that was a turning point in the Civil War
Civil War speech given by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Vicksburg
Union victory over confederate forces in 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, that gave the Union control of the Mississippi River
Method of warfare that involves civilians as atragets and is designed to destroy the opposing army and the peoples will to fight.
Federal agency set up in 1865 to provide food, schools and medical care to free slaves in the South
Amendment to the United States Consititution ratified in 1870, that gave male citizenship of all races the right to vote
Amendment to the US Constitution ratified in 1868 tgat gave African Americans Citizenship and equal protection under the law.
Jim Crow laws
Laws passed in the South after reconstruction enforcing the segregation of blacks and whites
System of farming in which farmers rent land and pay the land owner with a share of the crops they raise
What happened on July 4, 1863
The Union won the Battle of Vicksburg when the South surrendered. This cut the Confederacy in two.
What happened on April 9, 1865
Approximate court house, Lee surrenders to General Grant and the war ends