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Prior to Civil War

TermDefinition
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
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