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ABC Book of the Civil War
Transcript of ABC Book of the Civil War
Boarder states were key states during the Civil War that had slavery but were close to free states.
Confederate states were formed from seceded states.
The Dred Scott decision furthered the cause of abolitionists as they increased their efforts to fight against slavery.
Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the rebel states.
Fugitive Slave Act was passed as part of the Compromise of 1850. This act forced any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave liable to pay a fine.
Abolitionists wanted to end slavery because they believed it was morally wrong.
John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan wasto let the Confederate states re-enter the Union once 10% pledge loyalty to the Union and accepted the 13th Amendment.
Wade-Davis Bill was established to let the Confederate states re-enter the Union once a majority of it's white adult men pledge loyalty to the Union and have the new governments be run by people who were loyal to the Union before, during, and after the Civil War.
Hiram R. Revels was Mississippi's first black U.S. senator.
National Woman Suffrage Association is a women's rights activist group that only accepted women, focused exclusively on women's rights and took up the battle for a federal woman suffrage amendment.
Pocket vetoes were issued by not signing a bill at all.
Reconstruction Act of 1867 organized the South as a conquered land into 5 military districts. The south had to grant voting rights to freedmen and disfranchise leadership that participated in the rebellion.
Thomas Nast was a cartoonist who depicted the failures of the Reconstruction.
Uncle Tom's Cabin was released to show the evils of slavery. It had a huge impact on the way that northerners viewed slavery.
Slavery was a main controversial issue between the North and South because the South needed them but the North believed owning a slave was morally wrong.
Missouri Compromise was passed to balance out the amount of "free states" and "slave states." However it upset those in both states.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the famous location where the turning point of the war occurred. The confederate troops suffered a great loss during this battle that cost them the war.
Illness was a major problem during the civil war. Some illnesses include: Malaria, Scurvy, Rheumatic Fever, and many others. There were more deaths from spread infections and diseases than from the actual war.
Kepis were caps worn by Civil War soldiers; more prevalent among Union soldiers.
Oak Grove was another important battle of the civil war. It was considered to be the first of the seven days battles.
Quantrill's Raiders were a loosely organized group that fought in the civil war. They fought under the leadership of William Clarke Quantrill for the Confederates.
Vicksburg, Mississippi was another important battle in the Civil War. It was the final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign.
Zuccess(Success) was the final status of the union after the last battle of the civil war. They beat the confederates and won the war. Most importantly, though, they abolished slavery from the United States of America.
X-slaves were what slaves became after the civil war. The Union believed that slavery should be abolished from the United States, so after they won all slaves that were currently in service to a white man were freed and the disputes over slavery were over.
Yankee was one of the nicknames given to the Union. These nicknames were issued by the union's opponent, The Confederates. Another nickname for the Union was Yanks or Blue Bellies.
By: Stephanie Solis