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Civil War Vocab

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Transcript of Civil War Vocab

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References
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Slavery Words
8. Popular Sovereignty: the people of each territory should be able to decide for themselves if
slavery
should be allowed in their territory when it became a state. (majority rules)
9. Secession: Withdrawal from the
federal
government
10. Free Soilers: A short-lived political party in the US whose main purpose was
opposing
the expansion of slavery into the western territories
11. Ballot: A devise used to cast
votes
in an election
12. Platform: A list of principles held by a
political
party
13. Yankee: Someone
loyal
to the federal government of the US; a northerner
1. Peculiar Institution: Another term for slavery in the
south
. Called this because it never existed the same way in any 2 households
2. Fugitive Slave Laws: Provided for the return of slaves who
escaped
from one state into another state or territory

3. Black Codes: Laws passed by the Southern states after the Civil War restricting the
freedom
of African Americans

4. Abolitionist: Someone who wanted to get rid of
slavery




5. Emancipation: Freedom from
slavery

6. Emancipation Proclamation: An
announcement
to free the slaves

7. Assemble: To come
together
collectively for common interests
Appearance
PLATFORMS
Social
SOCIAL
SEO
CMS
19. Blockade: An effort by the North to keep ships from entering or leaving Southern ports...the boats literally
blocked
the water off so that the southern ships couldn't pass
20. Blockade Runners: A light weight
ship
used to evade a naval blockade

21. Ironclad: A ship
protected
by iron armor. It was the new technology of the day.
The American Civil War

Vocab
Political Words
A war between different groups of people in the
same
country
14. Civil War
aka the North or the United States. It was the portion of the country that remained
loyal
to the federal government during the Civil War
15. Union
Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland--all had slaves but did not secede from the
Union
17. Mason-Dixon Line
War Terms
22. Albemarle: Ironclad ship used by the
Confederacy
during the Civil War

23. Arsenal: A place where
weapons
and other military supplies are stored

24. Industrialize: When an area has a period of social and
economical
change from an agrarian society into an industrial one
THE END :)
16. Confederacy
aka Confederate States of America. It was all the states that
seceded
from the US to form their own nation
A boundary that ran between PA to the north and MD and WV to the south. It became a
symbolic
division between free states and slave states
17. Border States
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