Creating America Ch 16 section1

Fort Sumter
a federal fort located in the harbor of Charleston South Carolina; the southern attack on Fort Sumter marked the start of the Civil War
Robert E. Lee
Confederate commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia
border state
a slave state that bordered states in which slavery was illegal
King Cotton
cotton was called king because cotton was important to the world market and the South grew most of the cotton for Europe's mills
Anaconda Plan
a strategy by which the Union proposed to defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War
when armed forces prevent the transportation of goods or people into or out of an area
First Battle of Bull Run
an 1861 battle of the Civil War in which the South shocked the North with a victory