VUS.7 The Civil War
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
Author of abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Election of 1860
The election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States that was followed by the secession of several Southern states.
Causes of the civil war
debates over tariffs
extension of slavery
series of failed compromises over the expansion of slavery
Lincoln's call for troops
What supreme court case decleared slavery unconsitutional to limit the expanison of slavery
Post civil war - rebuilding of the South
Someone who supports the freedom of slaves
Opening confrontation of the civil war
Lincoln's declaration that freed slaves in rebelling states
Turning point of the civil war
Site of Lee's surrender to Grant
President of the confederate states
Robert E. Lee
Confederate general of the army of the Army of Northern VA
Ulysses S. Grant
Union military commander
Former slave who became prominent abolitionist - urged Lincoln to recruit African Americans
Lincoln's speech in which he stated that the United States was one nation not independent states
Abolished slavery permanently in the United States
States were prohibited from denying rights to any American
Rights were guaranteed regardless of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
Compromise of 1877
In return for support from southern democrats in the electoral college vote, the republicans agreed to end the military occupation of the south
Jim Crow era
A period in which African Americans in the South were denied full rights
A railroad spanning from east to west coast - intensified westward movement
when a government retains power over its own nation
to leave the union (withdraw from the country)
Tax on imported goods to persuade Americans to buy American-made products, supported by the North
invalidate or make void
end or get rid of
The bloodiest day of the Civil War that prompted the Emancipation Proclamation.
Richmond and Atlanta
These two cities lay in ruins following the Civil War.
An anti-slavery newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison
Uncle Tom's Cabin
A novel exposing the horrors of slavery that helped cause the Civil War.
President of the Union during the Civil War
Impeached (but not removed from office) after clashing with Radical Republicans over Reconstruction issues.
William Lloyd Garrison
Publisher of the Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper.
Nat Turner and Gabriel Prosser
Led separate slave revolts which led to harsh fugitive slave laws.
A war fought between the Union and Confederate troops over states rights and slavery.
Assassination of Lincoln
Enabled Radical Republicans to rise to power and influence Reconstruction to punish the South.
Election of Abraham Lincoln and the secession of several Southern states
End of the Civil War
End of Reconstruction
Lincoln called for troops and the Civil War began.
Returned home to find destroyed homes and proverty
Women of the Civil War
Assumed new roles in agriculture, nursing, and war industries