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Civil War Vocab 1

Confederacy The states that seceded from the United States during the Civil War The southern states were called the Confederacy.
freedman A freed slave Freedmen went to their own schools.
opinion A belief or point of view People in both the North and the South had strong opinions about slavery.
Rebel A soldier for the south during the Civil War Southern soldiers were called Rebels.
secede To break away from The southern states decided to secede from the United States
slavery When one person owns another person Most people in the South believed slavery was right.
surrender To give up The southern states surrendered in 1865.
Union The states that remained with the United States during the Civil War Abraham Lincoln was President of the Union.
victory A win The Confederacy had its first victory at Fort Sumter.
violence An action that destroys things or injures people The President did not want bloodshed or violence
Yankee A soldier for the North during the Civil War The Union troops were called Yankees.
Civil War A conflict in which two groups in the same country fight for control of that country From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War was fought in the United States.
Created by: szwicker