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Civil War Unit Words

TermDefinition
Missouri Compromise an agreement proposed by Henry Clay that allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state and Maine as a free state and outlawed slavery in any territories or states north of the 39', 30' latitude
Abolition an end to slavery
Wilmot Proviso a proposal that outlawed slavery in any territory gained from the War with Mexico passed in the House of Representatives but was defeated by the Senate
California Gold Rush the larger migration to California after gold had been discovered there
Compromise of 1850 series of laws intended to settle the major disagreements between free states and slave states
Underground Railroad a network of people who helped thousands of people escape to the north by providing transportation and hiding places
Dred Scott vs. Sanford a supreme Court case in which a slave, Dred Scott, sued unsuccessfully for his freedom because he had been taken to live in territories where slavery was illegal
Harper's ferry a federal arsenal in Virginia that was captured in 1859 during a slave revolt led by John brown
Abraham Lincoln a lawyer and politician from Illinois, who won the election to the presidency in 1860. He led the United States during the Civil War, with the preservation of the Union being his main goal, Lincoln was assassinated in 1865
Milledgeville Georgia's forth state capital from 1804 to 1865, and the seat of state government during the Civil War
Jefferson Davis a former U.S secretary of war and U.S senator, he was appointed President of The Confederate States of America in 1861. Davis led the Confederacy throughout the Civil War
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