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ss vocab chpt 16B

social studies vocab

TermDefinition
Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln stating that as of January 1, 1863 all slaves in Confederate states would be freed
Habeus Corpus a legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned. Lincoln suspended this during the Civil War
Draft the mandatory selection of people into the armed services
Bounty money given as a reward, such as to encourage enlistment in the army
Inflation the general increase in prices of goods; prices rise faster than wages
Entrenched to set up a strong position in a battle
Total War the strategy of destroying anything that may be useful to the enemy - rail lines, farms, livestock
Pickett's Charge last attack by the Confederate Army during the Battle of Gettysburg in which confederate soldiers marched across a one-half mile of open ground toward Union troops. Nearly half of them were killed
Battle of Gettysburg turning point in the Civil War for the Union Army. It was the only Confederate attack on Northern soil
Appatomattox Courthouse small Virginia village where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant; thereby ending the Civil War
William Tecumseh Sherman northern general who was known for using the "total war" strategy. Led a march from Atlanta to the Atlantic Ocean, destroying everything in sight
Greenback nickname given to Northern money because of it's color
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