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First battle of the civil war. Two armies met and union ended up running away in confusion.
1862 act which granted a quarter section of the public domain free to any settler who lived on the land for at least five years and improved it.
Morrill Land Grant Act
Gave states free federal land with the purpose of selling it and turning it into universities.
Union offensive led by McClellan with the objective of capturing Richmond. McClella
The decree announced by Lincoln that freed slaves in all Confederate states still in rebellion. It was an attempt to satisfy both abolitionists and conservatives.
A term Republicans applied to Northern war dissenters and those suspected of aiding the Confederate cause during the Civil War. Northern anti-war democrats.
New York Draft Riots
Riots by irish immigrants in new York city because poor people were fighting in the rich man's war.
Battle that was a big confederate loss. Last time south invaded north. Major turning point in civil war.
King Cotton Diplomacy
The south's hope that ffrance and England would side with them out of the need for a steady supply of cotton.
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