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Chapter 8

The Civil War

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abolitionist someone who wants to end slavery.
secede to withdraw from an organization or a country
Union the United States of America, often in reference to the Northern states during the Civil War.
Confederacy also called the Confederate States of America, the eleven Southern states who seceded from the Union during the Civil War.
Emancipation Proclamation an order issued by president Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 announcing that enslaved people in the Confederate states were free.
amendment a formal or official change made to a law, contract, constitution, or other legal document.
Dred Scott Slave who's lawsuit against the United States government raised global awareness for the abolitionist movement.
Eliza Winston An American slave who was emancipated from her owners while with them on vacation in a free state.
Frederick Douglas An African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement.
Robert Hickman One of the first people to escape slavery and seek refuge in Minnesota.
Charley Goddard Joined the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the age of 15 and helped hold the Union line at the battle of Gettysburg.
Albert Woolson Duluth, Mn native who died at the age of 109 as the last living Union soldier.
Civil War 1861-1865
Created by: jbenson5463