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

Civil War Vocab

Civil War

13th amendment abolished slavery in the united States
14th Amendment Granted Citizenship to "all persons born or natrualized in the united states which included former slaves
15th amendment guaranteed all citizens the right to vote
abolitionist someone who fought against slavery
antebellum "Before the war", time period that led up to the civil war
border States The slave states that bordered the United States during the Civil War. Included Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
Civil war a war between parts of the same country
Confederacy The southern states that left the United States in the 1860's to fight the Civil War.
cotton gin Invented in 1793 by Eli Whitney, made it easier for slaves to clean cotton and increased the demand for slavery.
Dixie Historic nickname for the southern united states/ confederacy
Dred Scott Slave who sued for his freedom; Supreme Court ruled slaves (and blacks) are not citizens but property
Emancipation Proclamation Statement by Abraham Lincoln that proclaimed freedom for slaves in the states that were in rebellion against the United States.
Fugitive Slave Act Law that made it illegal to help runaway slaves, even in the North
Gettysburg Address A famous speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln in November 1863 at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg
John Brown An abolitionist who led forces in Bleeding Kansas as well as a raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia to get weapons
nullify The right of a state to cancel a federal laws within it's borders
Secede/Secession to formally leave the union
sectionalism During Antebellum period, the North and South began to place their specific interests over those of the country as a whole
uncle Tom's cabin An anti-slavery book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe about the evils of slavery
underground railroad A secret network of escape routes to smuggle run-away slaves to freedom in the North
Created by: 17amuscara
Popular U.S. History 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