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Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States
Siege of Vicksburg Union victory that enabled the Union to control the Mississippi River
Battle of Gettysburg Union victory that ended with Pickett's charge. Turning point of the war.
Income Tax tax on the earnings/income
Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862 that declared that all slaves in the Confederate states would be free.
54th Massachusetts Regiment one of the first African-American regiments organized to fight for the Union
Antietam the first major battle of the American Civil War that took place on Northern soil. Following this battle, Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation
Battles of Shiloh Confederate forces surprised the Union troops and drove them across the Tennessee River; Union ended up getting reinforcements and won but with great losses as it was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War
Ulysses S. Grant leader of the Union troops, famous for winning the Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Bull Run/Manassas the first real battle of the American Civil War
Robert E. Lee General of the Confederate Troops
Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the American Civil War where the Confederates opened fire on the Union fort
Confederate States of America the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Jefferson Davis the President of the Confederate States of America
Dred Scott American slaved who sued his master for keeping him enslaved in a territory that slavery had been abolished under the Missouri Compromise
Popular Sovereignty the people's right to vote; people hold the final authority in all matters of government
Kansas Nebraska Act set up Kansas and Nebraska as states, where each state would use popular sovereignty to decide what to do about slavery.
Fugitive Slave Act law the provided for the harsh treatment for escaped slaves and for those who helped them
Uncle Tom's Cabin antislavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
William Tecumseh Sherman Union General who destroyed the South in his March to the Sea campaign by using total war
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