Terms in this set (20)
A person who wanted to end slavery in the United States
Fredrick Douglass (1817-1895)
American abolitionist and writer, he escaped slavery and became a leading African American spokesman and writer.
Loyalty to one's own region of the country, rather than to the nation as a whole
The Northern States during the Civil War
the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Compromise of 1850
Agreement designed to ease tensions caused by the expansion of slavery into western territories
Uncle Tom's Cabin
a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 which portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral
"Compromise of 1820" over the issue of slavery in Missouri. It was decided Missouri entered as a slave state and Maine entered as a free state and all states North of the 36th parallel were free states and all South were slave states.
Dred Scott Decision
Supreme Court ruling that declared slaves were not viewed as citizens but as property
16th President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
Civil War (1861-1865)
deadliest war in American history; conflict between north (union) and south (confederacy); 11 southern slave states wanted to secede from Union
First battle of the Civil War
First major battle of the Civil War
Turning point of the Civil War
Robert E. Lee
Commander of the Confederate Army
Ulysses S. Grant
General of the Union Army
Proclamation issued by Lincoln, freeing all slaves in areas still at war with the Union.
Appomattox Court House
Famous as the site of the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, where the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee To Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865
13th Amendment (1865)
Abolishes and prohibits slavery
Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)
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