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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
8.5 - The Civil War (Meaning of the War)
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Sometimes called the Peace Democrats, they were Northerners who wanted to end the war and make a peace treaty that allowed the South to secede.
John Wilkes Booth
An actor from Virginia who assassinated President Lincoln in the vain hope that it might inspire the South to continue fighting.
A person who gives speeches.
Members of the Republican Party who were strong abolitionists.
Leader of the Radical Republicans in the House of Representatives.
A terrible leader.
To pay for something that is lost or taken away.
Beliefs about what is important or true.
I idea that the South was right to secede and should have maintained slavery and that the fight for Southern independence should go on.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
The motto of the State of Virginia. It is Latin for "Thus Always to Tyrants." John Wilkes Booth shouted it after assassinating President Lincoln.
Writ of Habeas Corpus
A legal term that means "Show me the Body." It means that the government cannot accuse you of a crime and then hold you in jail indefinitely before giving you a trial.
President Lincoln's official order freeing all slaves in the rebelling territories (but not in the Border States that had remained in the Union).
Lincoln's famous speech in 1863 in which he outlined the purpose of the war.
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Lincoln's speech in 1865 in which he outlined his beliefs about the war and his view of Reconstruction.
The theater in Washington, DC where President Lincoln was assassinated.
The period of time from the end of the Civil War in 1865 until 1877 when the victorious North tried to rebuild the South and deal with the problems the war created, including passing legislation related to former slaves.
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