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Civil War Flashcards

TermDefinition
Missouri Compromise Missouri entered union as slave state; Maine entered the union as free state.
Compromise Of 1850 California entered the union as a free state. Southwest territories would decide the slavery issue for themselves.
Kansas Nebraska Act People in each state would decide the slavery issue ("Popular sovereignty")
North= Favored tariffs Against slavery nation can't be divided Central goverment supreme Industrial Urban/cities
South= Against tariffs Depended on slavery Can leave the union States rights Agricultural/farming Rural/country
Abraham Lincoln President of the united states, Issued the Emancipation Proclomation, delivered the Gettysburg Address, Believed the US was one nation and essary not just a collection of states, and was determined to preserve the union, by force if necessary.
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate states of Amercica.
Ulysses S. Grant General of the union army.
Robert E. Lee Leader of the Confederate army, offered command of the union forces but chose not to fight against Virginia, opposed seccesion didn't think union should be held together by force, and urged southerners to accept defeat and reunite at the end of the war.
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Skilled Confederate general from Virginia.
Frederick Douglas Former slave/ abolitionists
Clara Barton Civil War nurse/ founded red cross.
Robert Smalls Union naval captain, Congressman after the war.
South Secession Because Lincoln was elected president.
Fort Sumter FIrst shots fired of the civil war (south)
Battle Of Bull Run/Manassas= First major battle.
Battle Of Vicksburg Split the south in two and gave the Union control of the Mississippi river.
Battle Of Gettysburg Turning point battle, fought for control of the high ground, and the only time Lee invaded the North.
Appomattox Courthouse Lee surrendered to Grant on 1865.
Union Strategy Capture Richmond, blockade southern ports, and control the Mississippi river.
Emancipation Proclomation Issued by Lincoln, freed the slaves in the south.
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