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The Civil War

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FC: The Civil War

2: Section 1: Vocabulary

3: Antebellum | -before the war

4: Overseer | -the person who supervises the slaves

5: Driver | -the slave who drives vehicles that animals pull; one of the higher ranking slaves

6: Confederate States of America | -the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

7: Discrimination | -unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people

8: -laws that regulated slavery | Slave Codes

9: Abolitionists | -a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

10: Underground Railroad | -an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by slaves to escape to free states

11: Slave States | -states that allowed slavery

12: Free States | -states that prohibited slavery

13: Arsenal | -all the weapons and equipment that a country has

14: Sectionalism | -a partiality for some particular place; when a group of people believe that their ideas are better than anyone else's

15: States' Rights | -the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution

16: Free Soilers | -a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections that didn’t want slavery

17: Population Sovereignty | -the states rights to decide whether or not to have slaves

18: Tariff | -a government tax on imports or exports

19: Secession | -withdrawing from an organization, union, or political entity

20: Section 11: Important People

21: Robert Toombs | -American political leader, United States Senator from Georgia, 1st Secretary of State of the Confederacy, and a Confederate general in the Civil War

22: Gabriel Prosser | -a literate enslaved blacksmith who planned to lead a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in the summer of 1800

23: Harriet Tubman | -an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

24: Harriet B Stowe | -an American abolitionist and author; wrote the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

25: Denmark Vesey | -an African American slave brought to the United States from the Caribbean of Coromantee background ;planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States

26: Robert E Lee | -commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War

27: John Brown | -an abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery for good

28: Nat Turner | -an American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in the largest number of fatalities to occur in an uprising prior to the American Civil War

29: Jefferson Davis | -an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War; served as the President of the Confederate States for its entirety

30: Abraham Lincoln | -16th president of the United States who preserved the Union during the American Civil War

31: Dred Scott | -an African-American slave in the United States who sued unsuccessfully for his freedom in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857

32: Alexander Stephens | -vice president of the Confederate States

33: Sojourner Truth | -an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist; helped recruit black troops for the Union Army

34: Frederick Douglass | - an American social reformer, orator, writer, statesman, and leader of the abolitionist movement

35: William L Garrison | -an American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer; editor of a newspaper called The Liberator

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