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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

abolitionist someone who opposes slavery
popular sovereignty allowing people in a certain area to make their own decision regarding slavery
cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney, separated seeds from the cotton, expanded slavery
free soilers Americans opposed to the extension of slavery into new territories
contraband blacks who fought in the Civil War
carpetbaggers Northerners who moved to the South following the Civil War
scalawags white southerners who supported the North during the Civil War and then voted Republican
tenant farmer a farmer who rents land to farm
Anaconda Plan the North's plan to wn the war, blockade Confederate ports, divide the South into three parts
reconstruction rebuilding the South's economy, infrastructure and spirit following the Civil War
freedmen freed slaves
Monitor Northern ironclad
Merrimac Southern ironclad
Created by: lmagnus