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Federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina; Lincoln sent provisions to loyal commander and troops, seen as reinforcement in South, confederate attack on the fort marked the start of the Civil War. 34 hours, no one killed. both sides start to mobilize army
area of southern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois where an antislavery war would have been very unpopular, didn't like Emancipation Proclamation
Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee
four states that seceded right after Fort Sumter, called submissionists and unions shriekers, listed in chronological order
Five Civilized tribes
collective name for the Creeks, Choctaws, Cherokees, Chickasaws and Seminoles in the "Indian Territory (Oklahoma)," most sided with confederacy, had slaves of their own
the right of people to choose their own form of government, basically doctrine South was fighting for
Confederate general who had opposed secession but did not believe the Union should be held together by force. became commander of Army of Northern Virginia, top graduate of West Point, distinguished himself as an exceptional soldier in the U.S. Army for thirty-two years, won many battles
Brave commander of the Confederate Army that led troops at Bull Run. brilliant tactician, considered Lee's right hand man. He died in the confusion at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
youngest General in Union army (picture pg 446) United States military leader who was defeated by the Lakota in the Battle of Big Horn in 1876 after Civil War.
known as "Unconditional surrender" ___. mediocre west pointer (almost last in class) also considered a drunk, but his 1862 attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., produced the first major Union victory. was appointed commander of the Union army. very harsh kind of war fare, barrel through south with Wilderness Campaign, eventually corner Lee at Appomattox
shortage of cotton in Britain about 1 1/2 years after the blockades began that cost many Britains their means
King Wheat, King Corn
Northern agricultural products that proved more essential in trading with Europe than King Cotton because of famine, had bountiful harvest and McCormick's reaper made selling much more efficient
percent of England's cotton gotten from the South, however eventually had surplus making the blockade less threatening to England, also eventually starting buying from egypt and india
Uncle Tom's Cabin
..., Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1853 that highly influenced england's view on the American Deep South and slavery. a novel promoting abolition. intensified sectional conflict.
white elephants Mason and Slidel were going to england to negotiate southern-english alliance on British ship Trent, union navy came aboard and took them prisoner, violated British right to the seas, Lincoln apologized
A ship built by the British. Not originally built to be a war ship but in 1862 the confederates gave it a crew and weapons but manned by Brits. It captured over sixty union vessels before it accepted a challenge from a union cruiser in 1864 off the coast of France; Captain was Raphael Semmes
Charles Francis Adams
third generation Adams family, minister to Great Britain during the Civil War, he wanted to keep Britain from entering the war on the side of the South. would've been good presidential candidate but beaten out by military hero Grant (just like his father and Jackson)
These were two iron-clad ships being constructed in Great Britain for the Confederacy. These ships contained iron rams, large-caliber guns, and were very dangerous to the Union blockade. After the war, the British government bough the two ships to ease tensions between the U.S. and England.
Dominion of Canada
Canadian nation established by British parliament; had its own constitution, possessed a parliamentary system and ruled itself, although foreign affairs still remained under the control of the British government, established to bolster Canadians against possible US vengeance
Nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, and elected emperor of France from 1852-1870, he invaded Mexico when the Mexican government couldn't repay loans from French bankers. He sent in an army and set up a new government under Maximilian. He refused Lincoln's request that France withdraw. After the Civil War, the U.S. sent an army to enforce the request and Napoleon withdrew.
French viceroy appointed by Napoleon III of France to lead the new government set up in Mexico, puppet ruler.France attempt to aid confederacy with Rio Grande. After the Civil War, the U.S. invaded and he was executed, a demonstration of the enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine to European powers.
President of the Confederate States of America, very opposite personality to Lincoln
Simple Susan Tyrant
literary reference used for Lincoln in response to his unconstitutional actions, implies that he did whatever he wanted
substitute brokers, people paid to deliver people to army; often enticed poorer classes
bounty jumpers, northern men who would go from enlistment site to enlistment site to collect money then desert to go to another
Morrill Tariff Act
1861 This was an act passed by Congress in 1861 to meet the cost of the war. It raised the taxes on shipping from 5 to 10 percent however later needed to increase: easy to pass because lack of South
Name for Union paper money not backed by gold or silver. Value would fluctuate depending on status of the war (plural)
National Banking System
Authorized by Congress in 1863 to establish a standard bank currency. Banks that joined the system could buy bonds and issue paper money. First significant step toward a national bank. Causes north to come out of the war financially strengthened.
War profiteers that provide inferior quality goods in order to make a quick buck off of the gov't/people's dollar; made cardboard soles, selling old/blind horses, re-spun wool, etc. put profit above patriotism
processed vs. virgin wool, inferior wool products sold by Northern manufacturers looking to earn profit
Name given to those who rushed to harvest the petroleum gushers in 1859 Pennsylvania. The result was the birth of a new industry with its "petroleum plutocracy" and "coal oil Johnnies." Some moved west to avoid the federal draft.
Northern woman who was the first woman to become a licensed doctor in the U.S. and helped run the US Sanitiary Commission
Launched the American Red Cross in 1881 (which opened opportunities for women employment). An "angel" in the Civil War, she treated the wounded in the field. changed American nursing just as NIGHTINGALE changed it in Europe
were a series of violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War, largest riot New York every had, Irish most resentful
WHAT THE CIVIL WAR WAS ACTUALLY FOUGHT OVER (not slavery!), formal separation from an alliance or federation
War of Northern Aggression
what Southerners call the Civil war, see the North as a big bullying bothering them
number of people who died as direct result of civil war, about 2% of total population which was about 32mil (very large magnitude)
Army of the Potomac
Major Union army created by Lincoln; recruited 75,000 men to put down the Southern "rebellion"; Led by George McClellan in the first battles of the Civil War
one of most prominent Military Academy founded in 1802, most Civil war generals trained there
state formed by mountain whites in Virginia that supported union, shows northern hypocrisy that they can secede but South can't
ideal for southerners, member of the "cottonocracy", he would strive to serve the people. train in military and then enter politics, Lee most beloved example
Arlington National Cemetery
This military cemetery was once the home of Civil War general Robert E. Lee
legal principle that requires authorities to show reasons why a person should be held in custody and to provide a speedy trial, Lincoln accused of suspending this right during Civil War
Alien and Sedition acts
series of laws that sought to restrict the activities of people who opposed Federalist policies in 1798, Lincoln's acts parallel this heavily, 1st amendment not equally applied to all
National Defense Authorization Act
United States federal law that has been enacted for each of the past 48 years to specify the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense, recently brought to attention for part allowing indefinite holding
controversial law passed after 9/11 expanded the tools used to fight terrorism and improved communication between law enforcement and intelligence agencies
"hidden" congressional provisions that direct the federal government to fund specific projects or that exempt specific persons or groups from paying specific federal taxes or fees
Socialist accused of violated Espionage Act, arrested and thrown in jail, received 1 million votes as write-in presidential candidate from jail
odorous canned meat that the army ate, example how Shoddy millionaires tried to cut corners and get profit and expense of army
US Sanitary Commission
an organization led by Dorothea Dix that mobilized large groups of female workers, to work in in-field hospitals as nurses. established by Elizabeth Blackwell
what union was forced to enact in March 1863; virtually all males eligible to be in army; could escape service by paying gov. or finding replacement; increased voluntary enlistments
Jay Cooke and Company
Private banking house that the Treasury was forced to market its bonds thru; they got 3/8 of 1% on all sales
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