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John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln
Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson
Civil War hero General for the south
Ulysses S. Grant
commanded Union army during the American Civil War. also 18th president
Appomattox Court House
Site where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant
William T. Sherman
Civil War Union (North) Army leader known for "Sherman's March
Mexican war hero, president of the Confederate States of America for the duration of the American Civil War
Runaway slave who wrote a "Narrative" of his life and purchased his own freedom.
was a teacher; a battlefield nurse and she began the Red Cross in America.
believed blacks were equal to whites. Confederate leaders should be punished for their roles in the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee
General of the Confederate Army
led to abolish slavery
3-day battle, bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.
cut off supplies and food to the Confederacy's Atlantic and Gulf coastal and and naval attack along the Mississippi River.
1860 - attempt to prevent Civil War by Senator Crittenden, offered a Constitutional amendment recognizing slavery in the territories south of the 36º30' line, noninterference by Congress with existing slavery, and compensation to the owners of fugitive slaves - defeated by Republicans
argued a territory had the right to exclude slavery despite contrary U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Fugitive Slave Act
slave master can recapture their run away slaves wherever they are
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American abolitionist, wrote Uncle Toms Cabin
war between slavery and anti-slavery in the Kansas territory.
Union Army officer in the American Civil War, known for his command of Fort Sumter at the start of the war
Election of 1860
Republican Party, opposed expansion of slavery Abraham Lincoln party's nominee was moderate on slavery,election would lead to its demise, and vowed to leave the Union if he was elected.
American Slave sued owner for keeping him enslaved in a territory where slavery was banned under the Missouri Compromise
Compromise of 1850
south gained strengthening of the fugitive slave law, north gained new free state, California, Texas lost territory but got money to pay for its debt,Slave trade was prohibited in Washington DC, but slavery was not.
21 of his followers attacked Harpers Ferry. known as anti-slavery icon
Lincoln - Douglas Debates
Bolstered Lincoln's presidential prospects
The doctrine that stated that the people of a territory had the right to decide their own laws by voting.
Purchasing of land from Mexico that completed the continental United States It provided the land needed to build the transcontinental railroad
Kansas Nebraska Act
Gave people the right to chose to be a free or slave state
1-day Battle , bloodiest day in American history.
controversial,disputed legal document of Kansas Territory focus of a great national crisis as the United States split over the issue of slavery in the decade before the Civil War.