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CivilWarTest 1

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What was the Dred Scott decision? Slaves were considered property, not citizens of the U.S.
What did Harriet Tubman do? Helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Known as Moses.
Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe? An abolitionist & author who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Who won the Election of 1860? Abe Lincoln
Who killed 5 of his pro-slavery neighbors in "Bleeding Kansas"? John Brown
Who was the President of the Confederacy? Jefferson Davis
What was John Brown guilty of and hung for? Starting the slave rebellion at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
Who was General Robert E. Lee? Leader of the Confederate troops
Who was General Grant? Leader of all Union forces after his victory at Vicksburg
What did General George Pickett do? Led his Confederate soldiers across an open field charge during the battle of Gettysburg
Who was General William Sherman? Union general who led the "March to the Sea"
What did John Wilkes Booth do? assassinated President Abraham Lincoln
What law allowed Missouri to enter as a slave sate, Maine as a free state & land above 36th parallel would be free? Missouri Compromise
What law required slaves to be returned to their owners? Fugitive Slave Law
What law overturned the Missouri Compromise by allowing Kansas & Nebraska to use popular sovereignty to decide on slavery? Kansas Nebraska Act
What is popular sovereignty? voting on an issue
What is an abolitionist? Someone who wanted to get rid of slavery
Created by: LindaScherrer