Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Prior to Civil War

antebellum time before the Civil War
tariff a tax charged by a government on imported goods
cash crops crops that are easily marketable (sold)
states' rights the right of states to limit the power of the federal government
economics the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
slavery forcing people to work without pay
immigration coming to a country in which one was not born
sectionalism loyalty to local and regional interests and customs
urban relating to cities
abolitionist a person who wants to stop slavery
discrimination the unfair treatment of particular groups
Underground Railroad a series of escape routes for slaves
slave state a state in which slavery is allowed
free state a state in which slavery in NOT allowed
Union the northern states during the Civil War
popular sovereignty authority carried out by the people
fugitive a person who runs away from the law
secession the act of withdrawing membership from a union
Confederacy the 11 Southern states that seceded from the U.S.
Civil War the war between the North and the South
border states slave states that remained part of the Union
Created by: Mrs. K. Jones
Popular Social Studies sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards