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SS Chapter 4

SS Chapter 4 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Sequoyah a Cherokee native who invented a system of writing for the Cherokee language
council a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
Trail of Tears the forced movement of Cherokee and some other Native Americans to what is now Oklahoma in 1838
Tahlequah a new Cherokee capital in Oklahoma
Thomas Jefferson elected to Virginia's House of Burgesses; wrote the Declaration of Independence
House of Burgesses a group of Virginia citizens who made laws for the colony
Declaration of Independence a document written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 explaining why the 13 colonies should be free of British rule
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and made 19 trips to slave states to free other slaves
Frederick Douglass one of the best known speakers and writers against slavery
Underground Railroad a group of people who helped slaves escape to freedom
abolition an end to slavery
Abraham Lincoln made the statement that all the slaves in the South were free. He was the 16th President of the U.S.
Confederacy the government formed by 11 Southern states that left the United States
Civil War the war in the U.S. between the Union states of the north and the Confederate states of the South, 1861-1865
Emancipation Proclamation said that all enslaved people living in the Confederate states were now free
Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights leader who led the 1963 March on Washington
civil rights the rights of people to be treated equally under the law
segregation to set a group of people apart by law
Rosa Parks she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man
boycott when people refuse to buy or use something if they disagree with the company that sells it
high-technology the use of computers and other electronics to meet new needs
Mohandas Gandhi used nonviolent protest to help bring about change in India
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