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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Civil War of Study Guide
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16th President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865).
"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.
they are enforced servitude in which some people are owned by other people.
Different parts of the country developing unique and separate cultures (as the North, South and West.This can lead to conflict.
Around 1890, a bill to protect voting rights of African Americans passed the House but was defeated in the Senate.
Compromise of 1850
I California admitted as a free state, the Fugitive Slave Act, Made popular sovereignty in most other states from Mexican- American War
The law that allowed voters in Kansas and Nebraska to choose whether to allow slavery
American slave who sued his master for keeping him enslaved in a territory where slavery was banned under Missouri.
A large battle in the American l War, took place in southern Pennsylvania from July 1 to July 3, 1863.
The federal arsenal that John Brown raided to get guns to arm slaves.
During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the Union, also known as the North, referred to the United States of America
the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Election of 1860
Lincoln, the Republican candidate, won because the Democratic party was split over slavery
The first shots of the Civil War were fired in South Carolina
Fugitive Slave Act
A law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholders
Uncle Tom's Cabin
picture of life under slavery. The title character is a pious, passive slave, who is eventually beaten to death
An industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy.
Monitor and Merrimac
First engagement between ironclad ships; fought at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on March 9, 1862.
a warship equipped with iron plating for protection
Issued by abraham lincoln on september 22, 1862 it declared that all slaves in the confederate states would be free
American Revolutionary Soldiers used a variety of different weapons including muskets, pistols, rifles, long rifles, knives, bayonets, tomahawks, axes, swords, sabres, pole arms and cannon.
Ulysses S Grant
American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877). He achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War
Harriet Beecher Stowe
(1811-1896) American author and daughter of Lyman Beecher, she was an abolitionist and author of the famous antislavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
1858 Senate Debate, Lincoln forced Douglas to debate issue of slavery, Douglas supported pop-sovereignty, Lincoln asserted that slavery should not spread to territories, Lincoln emerged as strong Republican candidate.
President of the Confederate States of America
Robert E. Lee
Commander of the Confederate Army
Launched the American Red Cross in 1881. An "angel" in the Civil War, she treated the wounded in the field.
Invented the cotton gin
States bordering the North: Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri. They were slave states, but did not secede.
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