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N/S People & Terms

Vocabulary and People from the North and S

Harriet Tubman North & South: most famous conductor of the underground rail road. Returned to the South 19 times to lead slaves to freedom
Nat Turner North & South:an African American slave who lead a revolt in Virginia that killed the master and his family
Fredrick Douglas North & South:an articulate African American spokesperson, taught himself to read. Spoke and wrote in newspapers on the injustices they face
Eli Whiteny North & South:a Yale graduate who invented the cotton gin
William Greg North:a southern factory owner, that is the father of Texas Industry
John Brown North & South:an abolitionist, who attacked an armoury at Harpers Ferry in hopes of arming slaves and fighting back against slavery(Villain in South & Hero in the North)
Dred Scott North & South:a free slave in the North, master moved South. Took master to court saying that he couldn't make him a slave again. Supreme Court said that he was property and had no right to sue his master
Abraham Lincoln(Election of 1860) North & South: his argument was that he would not mess with slavery in the south but all states out west would be slave free. Southern government took him off their ballot, yet he still won the election
Jefferson Davis North & South: was appointed the president of the Confederate States of America
Steven A. Douglas North & South: basically fought against Lincoln in election of 1860
Samuel Morse North & South: invented telegram and Morse code
John Deere North & South: a Vermont blacksmith who made a lightweight plow out of steel
Elias Howe North & South: made the sewing machine
Cyrus McCormick North & South: invented the reaper and made it in a factory up north in Chicago
Harriet Beecher Stowe North & South: Wrote books that helped slave. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Was against slavery
Robert Fulton North & South: invented steamboats and basically the steam engine
Roger Taney North & South: a chief justice that said Dred Scott had no right to sue the court because he was property
Solomon Northrup North: wrote Twelve Years a Slave and was a slave
Peter Cooper South: invented the steam train
William Loyd Garrison South: a white male abolitionist who founded anti slave group and wrote The Liberator
Preston Brooks South: a South Carlonia representative who harmed Charles Sumner a senator of Massachusetts over southern slave holders
yeomen North: middle class of whites that owned small farmers for themselves
tenant farmers North: workers who rent farms and pays rent on the land and crops
plantation North & South: a large area owned land where crops grow through the labour of slaves.
owner North & South: owns the land of the plantaion
wives North & South: married to the owner of the plantation
rural poor North & South: they live outside the city and are poor. Class right above slaves
overseers South: supervise the working slaves
slave codes North & South: laws that took away most of slaves rights
spirituals North & South: a religious folk song of African American
underground railroad North & South: series of houses where "conductors" hid runaway slaves to help them to freedom
sectionalism North & South: rivarily based on special intrest of different areas
Missouri Compromise North & South: passed in the 1820 allowed states north of the missouri compomise to be free and those south to be slave
Fugative Slave Act North & South: part of compomise of 1850 said that people who helped slaves would be in trouble with the law also slaves back on plantaion and if they caught them
border ruffians North & South: people from Missour came over and ruffed up the people in kansas and voted for free states
popular soveirty North & South: the idea the authority of goverment came form people and people get say and vote of wheter its a free or slave state.
1860 president election North & South: Abraham Lincoln won even though he wasn't on south ballot. South then secedes from union
credit North & South: can buy something and pay later
Bleeding Kansas North & South: over whether Kansas was a free state. Border ruffians came in and made a mess and their where fights whether it was free or slave state
compromise of 1850 North & South: made California a free state, banned slave trade in D.C, more strict fugitive slave laws, border between Texas and Mexico
cash crops North & South: crops such as tobacco, sugar, and cotton
fixed cost North: cost that doesn't change overtime
extended family North: the extra families slaves made when going to new plantation
abolition North & South: fighting against slavery/trying to get ride of something
secede North & South: to withdraw from a group or union
discrimination North & South: to treat someone different based on race, religion, etc.
slave trade North & South: the business of capturing, trading, and selling slaves
trade unions South: early labor organizations that brought workers together for strikes and fight for better pay/conditions
strikes South: to not do work in protest of something
deforestation North & South: to cut down and re plant trees
nativist South: person who dislikes immigrants
famine South: without food for a long period of time
immigrants South: person who moves from one country to another
clipper ships South: designed for speed, went from India to China
Preston Brooks South: a South Carolina representative who beat up Charles Sumner, a senator of Massachusetts over Southern slaveholders
state rights South: right of states to have political powers reserved. get to choose to make and follow own laws
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