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fort sumter Confederacy fired on the US garrison of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, opening the Civil War, which redefined American freedom.
Robert E Lee American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War
Anaconda Plan Union military plan in civil war, strangulation of the South by Union land and naval forces.
Emancipation Proclamation proclamation issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those territories still in rebellion against the Union.
draft law wartime draft called for registration of all males between the ages of 20 and 45, including aliens with the intention of becoming citizens
habeas corpus an arrested person be brought before a judge or court before being detained or imprisoned.
inflation substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency
Ulysses S. Grant 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
Battle of Gettysburg a crushing Southern defeat. It is generally regarded as the turning point of the war
Gettysburg address Lincoln's speech at the soldier cemetery stating all men are created free and equal
William T Sherman Union general during the Civil War, playing a crucial role in the victory over the Confederate States and becoming one of the most famous military leaders in U.S. history
total war war unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded
13th amendment Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
freedmen a man who has been freed from slavery
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