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Slavery - Vocabulary

Vocabulary for Underground RR, Civil War, and Slavery

Abolitionist Someone who wanted to abolish or end slavery in the US.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote the novel called Uncle Tom's Cabin. She was an abolitionist from Massachusetts.
Underground Railroad Neither underground nor a railroad, it was a system of secret routes that escaping slaves followed to freedom.
Fugitive Slave Law Law that required police in free states to help capture escaping slaves.
Free States These were the states that didn't allow slavery, they were found mainly in the north.
Slave States These were the states that allowed slavery, they were found mainly in the south.
Secede To break away from a group, such as the Southern states seceding from the Union in 1861.
Prejudice A negative opinion formed without proof.
Civil War A war fought between two groups of citizens of the same country.
The Emancipation Proclamation An official announcement issued by President Lincoln in 1862 that led to the end of slavery.
13th Amendment This was the amendment that was added to the Constitution that Ended Slavery in the US.
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