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Civil War Unit 1 Ch1

5th grade

slave codes laws designed to control the behavior of enslaved people
Compromise of 1850 law under which California was admitted to the Union as a free state and the Fugitive Slave Law was passed
slave state state in which slavery was allowed
Kansas-Nebraska Act law passed in 1854 allowing the people of these two territories to decide for themselves whether to allow slavery
Union states that remained loyal to the U.S. government during the Civil War
Missouri Compromise law passed in 1820 that divided the Louisiana Territory into a southern area that allowed slavery and a northern areas that did not
border state during the Civil War, a state located between the Union and the Confederacy that allowed slavery but remained in the Union
states' rights idea that states have the right to make decisions about issues that concern them
sectionalism loyalty to a part of a country rather than to a whole country
Confederacy Confederate States of America formed by the 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union after Abraham Lincoln was elected President
civil war war between people of the same country
Fugitive Slave Law law passed in 1850 that said escaped slaves had to be returned to their owners even if they reached free states
free state state in which slavery was not allowed
secede to break away from a group, as the Southern states broke away from the U.S. in 1861
Underground Railroad organized system of secret routes used by people escaping slavery, which led from the South to the North or to Canada
Created by: CJBailey



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