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The Civil War Vocab.
|to secede or withdrawal (Eleven states broke away or secede from the Union before the Civil War over the issues of states rights and slavery)
|States that remained united after the secession of eleven others. Commonly called "the North" or "the Free States" during the Civil War.
|The eleven states that seceded from the Union before the Civil War.
|The four states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri. These states allowed for slavery, but did not withdrawal (secede) from the Union before the Civil War.
|Giving people the power to decide issues in government.
|the study or description of surface features in a region including hills, mountains , valleys, rivers, ports and War- Ex. (High Ground at Gettysburg and Mississippi River at Vicksburg)
|to isolate, close off, or surround a place such as a port.
|a crop that is heavily marketed for profit
|Missouri Compromise (1820)
|Missouri entered the Union as a slave state; Maine would enter the Union as a free state
|The First Battle of Manassas
|also called "Bun Run" and was the first MAJOR battle of the Civil War
|issued by Abraham Lincoln and made "freeing the slaves" the new focus of the war (Many African Americans joined the Union army as a result)
|Battle of Vicksburg
|divided the South and give the North control of the Mississippi River
|Battle of Gettysburg
|was the turning point of the Civil War as the North repelled Lee's invasion
|Given by Lincoln who said the war was to preserve a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people".
|where Lee surrendered to grant in 1865 to end the war
|President of the United states during the Civil War who opposed the SPREAD of slavery and was determined to preserved the Union, by force if necessary.
|Ulysses S. Grant
|general of the Union army that defeated Robert E. Lee
|Robert E. Lee
|Leader of the Army in Northern Virginia (Confederate) who was offered full command of the Union forces at the beginning of the war.
|Tomas "Stonewall" Jackson
|a skilled Confederate general from Virginia
|a Civil War nurse who created the American Red Cross
|An African American sailor and Union naval captain who was highly honored for his feats of bravery and heroin. He became a Congressman after the war