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The Civil War

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1 President of the Confederate States of America. He was a member of the Democratic Party; he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the Civil War.
3 Act passed in 1854 that created Kansas and Nebraska territories and abolished the Missouri Compromise by allowing states to determine whether slavery would be permitted in new regions.
5 The first 'real' battle of the Civil War, it was expected by Union officials to be short but ended up a Confederate victory. This battle was also known as the First Battle of Manassas.
6 Civil War battle in which the North succeeded in halting Lee's Confederate forces in Maryland. Was the bloodiest battle of the war resulting in 25,000 casualties
7 Law that required Northerners to return escaped slaves to the South. It is also a law that provided for harsh treatment for escaped slaves and those who helped them.
8 Strategy for the Union army by General Winfield Scott which involved choking off the primary resources of the Confederate army (strangling it like an anaconda) Had three main goals: gain control of the Mississippi River (this would cut the Confederac
9 A group of Northern Democrats who opposed abolition and sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
10 The treatment of people as property. People who are denied freedom in this way are said to be enslaved.
11 Includes California admitted as a free state, the Fugitive Slave Act, Made popular sovereignty in most other countries from Mexican- American War
12 He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, which led to the eventual freeing of slaves in the south.
13 A person who wanted to eliminate or 'abolish' slavery.
14 A slave who sued for his freedom since his owner once lived in a free state. The court decided he is not a citizen and, therefore, can not sue. He had to remain a slave.
15 Another name for the Confederate States of America was made up of the 11 states seceded from the Union.
2 (1862) an order issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves in areas rebelling against the Union; took effect January 1, 1863.
4 Name for Union paper money not backed by gold or silver. The value would fluctuate depending on the status of the war
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