Type
Crossword
Description

Law the provided for harsh treatment for escaped slaves and for those who helped them Fugitive Slave Act
Antislavery novel that was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Toms Cabin
This Act set up Kansas and Nebraska as states. Kansas Nebraska
American slave who sued his master for keeping him enslaved in a territory where slavery was banned under the Missouri Compromise. Dred Scott
General of the Confederates (South) Robert Lee
Amendment that abolished slavery everywhere in the U.S. Thirteenth
Let the people decide by State, on whether slavery should be allowed in territories through voting. Popular Sovereignty
(1856) a series of violent fights between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas who had moved to Kansas to try to influence the decision of whether or not Kansas would be a slave state or a free state. Bleeding Kansas
He became a hero of the abolitionists in the Civil War. John Brown
John Brown's scheme to invade the South with armed slaves. Harper's Ferry
16th president Abraham Lincoln
A person against slavery Abolitionist
Five slave states. Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Border States
President of the Confederate States of America. (Last Name) Davis
First state to leave the Union in 1860. South Carolina
Senator, developed the theory of popular sovereignty. Stephen Douglas
The Great Compromiser Henry Clay
Key leader of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman
Escaped from Maryland Fredrick Douglass
Posted the Liberator Newspaper (Last Name) Garrison

Chapter 15 Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

loyalty to a state or section rather than the whole country Sectionalism
A proslavery person who rode from Missouri to Kansas to battle antislavery forces Border Ruffian
Senator from Illinois who wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act Stephen Douglas
Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the war with Mexico. Proposed by David Wilmot Wilmost Proviso
The Fugitive ________ Act enforced all citizens to assist in returning runaway slaves Slave
The concept that people could vote on whether their state would be free or slave Popular Sovereignty
Author of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850. Known as the "Great Compromiser" Henry Clay
The Kansas-_______ Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and advocated popular sovereignty Nebraska
President James _______ was elected in 1856 and was the only President from Pennsylvania Buchanan
John ______ was a violent abolitionist who murdered slaveholders in Kansas and held a raid at Harpers Ferry to incite a slave rebellion Brown
_______ Kansas is the nickname given to the Kansas Territory because of the violence that took place there Bleeding
Free Soilers, northern Whigs, and antislavery Democrats formed the __________ Party to stop slavery from expanding Republican
A Missouri slave who sued to end his slavery by arguing that living in free territory made him a free man Dred Scott
The series of 7 Illinois debates for a seat in the Senate helped this individual to become a national figure Lincoln
The formal withdrawal of a state from the Union Secession
The _________ States of America was formed in 1861 by the Southern states after their secession from the Union Confederate
South Carolina seceded from the Union after Lincoln won the ________ of 1860 Election
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis

The Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The bloodiest day of the war. Antietam
The bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Gettysburg
Northern group. This group was lead by Abraham Lincoln. Union
The southern group whose leader was Jefferson Davis. Confederacy
Largest southern jail that help Union soldiers. Andersonville
General of the Confederacy Robert E. Lee
Battle that started the war. Fort Sumter
President of the United States during The Civil War. Abraham Lincoln
Commander of the Union at the end of the war. Ulysses S. Grant
Confederate's strategy. They would export cotton to other countries hoping to become allies. "King Cotton"
Northern strategy. The north would destroy the supplies and land of The South Anaconda Plan
Northern soldier, W.T Sherman, spread his army around the south and destroyed land and supplies. March To Sea
Largest cause of the Civil War. Union believed the south should not enslave people, while the south thought otherwise. Slavery
Compromise set to make the north and south happy by making CA a free state, but other states would now be open to slavery. a very strict fugitive slave act was set. GA Platform was created because of this compromise. Compromise of 1850
Compromise set where Missouri became a slave state and Maine a free state. Slavery would now not be allowed above the 36,30 line of latitude. Missouri Compromise
Belief on whether state's rights are more important than federal rights. The south was for this while the north was not. Sectionalism
People opposed to slavery Abolitionists
Northern economic system during the Civil War Industrial
Southern economic system during The Civil War Agricultural
Middle-class farmers. They usually owned less than 100 acres of land. Yeoman Farmers
People who owned no land and got by the best they could. About 1 in 10 Poor Whites
The North put tariffs on imported goods, forcing the south to buy goods from the north. SC was the first state to nullify this. Tariff of 1828

Abolitionist Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a complete end to slavery abolition
network or people who arranged transportation and hiding places for fugitives, or escaped slaves Underground Railroad
most famous leader of the Underground Railroad Tubman
antislavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
first name of the president inaugurated in 1861 Abraham
a former female slave who became a leading abolitionist Truth
published an abolitionist newspaper, the Liberator Garrison
public-speaking skills impressed members of the Anti-Slavery Society Douglass
someone who is against slavery abolitionist
an enslaved African-American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom Dred Scott
first name of a prominent American abolitionist and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women Lucy
a person running away fugitive
recognized as a sovereign state Liberia
an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States John Brown
Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in this town Harpers Ferry
last name of the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Stowe
what plantation owners consider their slaves property
what slaves worked on plantations
part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern- slave holding states and Northern states Fugitive Slave Act
allowed people in Kansas and what to decided whether they wanted slavery or not Missouri

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

American law to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico wilmont proviso
Nicknamed after the California gold rush forty niners
Taking states out the union secession
An underground tunnel for slaves underground railroad
Most famous for helping slaves escape through the underground railroad harriet tubman
Named after the South confederacy
American politician and senator from Mississippi Jefferson davis
American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery John brown
A popular vote on the constitution referendum
Stephen Douglas tried to avoid a dilemma formulating an answer became known as freeport doctrine
One of Tennessee's most prominent antebellum politicians john bell
The president of the United States wanting to end slavery abraham lincoln
a rebellion against slaveholders insurrection
American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Robert E. lee
One of the most famous battles of the civil war held in Pennsylvania Gettysburg
Named after the northern anti slavery states union
Known battle fought at a sea port in Charleston, South Carolina fort sumter
Nickname for confederate state soldiers rebels
Nicknamed after the union state soldiers yankees
Color of the northern troops blue
Color uniforms for the south troops grey
Words used to try and get ride of slavery abolish
States that were against slavery North
States that were for slavery south
Martial law in Missouri was supposed to suppress Union enemies. martial law
an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom dredd scott
A political party next to the democratics that can be also called "conscious"... wigs
Letting people decide what they want popular soverientry
a short-lived political party in the United States free soil party
A big state held by Mexico at first then for a while was its own little country texas

Social Studies Civil War Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A compromise proposed by Senator Henry Clay where Missouri would be admitted as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Missouri Compromise
States where slavery is legal. Slave State
States where slavery is illegal. Free State
When citizens feel more loyalty toward their state than toward their country. Sectionalism
A popular belief in the 19th century that American citizens should fulfill their destiny by God to spread their democratic rule from sea to shining sea. Manifest Destiny
David Wilmot, a congressman from Pennsylvania, called for this law which banned slavery in any lands won from Mexico. Wilmot Proviso
A new political party that emerged during the 1848 presidential election whose goal was to keep slavery out of the western territories. Free Soil Party
People who wanted to abolish or do away with slavery. Abolitionist
Activists who challenged the existing state of political and social ideas and thoughts. Reformer
The best known African American abolitionist who toured the country talking about the horrors of slavery and started his own abolitionist newspaper called the North Star. Frederick Douglass
This dramatic and fiery editor of abolitionist newspaper (The Liberator), spoke his controversial opinions openly and without apology. William Lloyd Garrison
A network of abolitionists who secretly helped slaves reach freedom in the Northern free-states or Canada. Underground Railroad
An escaped slave who became a "conductor" in the Underground Railroad and helped to free thousands of slaves. Harriet Tubman
A farmer who owns over 20 slaves. Planter
The small percentage of wealthy southern families owning 50 or more slaves were given this title because they made a vast fortune from growing and selling cotton. Cottonocracy
A policy or an attitude that denies equal rights to a certain group of people. Descrimination
To sell a crop for profit instead of being used by the grower. Cash Crops
A Connecticut schoolteacher who invented a machine to remove the seeds from raw cotton. Eli Whitney
An area of the United States referring to cotton plantations which stretched from South Carolina through Alabama and Mississippi to Texas. Cotton Kingdom
An engine "gin" that used two rollers and thin wire teeth to separate the seeds from the cotton fibers. Cotton gin

Causes of the Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The division of North and South. Sectionalism
"The Great Compromiser." Henry Clay
Escaped Slave that was caught in Boston, But was then bought freedom by the people of Boston. Anthony Burns
Any land aquired from Mexico would be by law, a free state. Wilmont Proviso
Attack led by John Brown. Pottawatomie Massacre
a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Toms Cabin
He wrote the Liberator and was a leading Abolitionist. William Lyod Garrison
A series of violent attacks caused by slavery and Political standings. Bleeding Kansas
The withdrawl of one or more States from America. secession
First state that seceded after Lincolns election. South Carolina
The Little Giant. Stephen Douglas
Enslaved African American who attempted to sue his master. Dred Scott
Judege for the Dred Scott case of 1857. Roger B Taney
16th President. Abraham Lincoln
president elected after the election of 1860. John C Brekinridege
Man who attacked Charles Sumner at his crimes against Kansas speech. Preston Brooks
A slave revolt that killed about 60 people led by. Nat Turner
powerful Abolitionist, he was an adviser to president Lincoln and lent strong support to the women's right movement. Fredrick Douglass
the only candidate ever nominated for the Know Nothings in a presidential election. James Buchanan
Act that allowed Kansas to decide for itself if it wanted to be a free or slave state. KansasNebraska act

civil war crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A zealous, itinerant radical who crusaded violently against slavery in the 1850s. john brown
A former Senator from Mississippi who was selected as the first president of the Confederacy in 1861. Jefferson Davis
The Union’s top general in the Civil War, who went on to become the eighteenth U.S. president. Ulysses S. Grant
sixteenth president of the United States in the election of 1860. Abraham Lincoln
A violent crisis that enveloped Kansas after Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 Bleeding Kansas
A bundle of legislation that enabled the North and South to end, temporarily, the debate over the expansion of slavery. First proposed by Henry Clay and championed by Stephen Douglas Compromise of 1850
A party formed by disgruntled Northern abolitionists in 1848, Free-Soil Party
law passed under the Compromise of 1850 that forced Northerners to return runaway slaves to the South. Fugitive Slave Act
aid by John Brown, the infamous Free-Soiler who had killed five proslavery men at the Pottawatomie Massacre. This time around, Brown stormed an arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (present-day West Virginia), with twenty other men. Harpers Ferry Raid
The idea that citizens in the West should vote to determine whether their respective territories would become free states or slave states upon admission to the Union. Popular Sovereignty
A novel, published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852, that turned Northern public opinion against slavery and the South more than anything else in the decade before the Civil War. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery. Abolitionist
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 Abe Lincoln
the action of annexing something, especially territory. annexation
murder (an important person) in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons. Assassinate
an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving. Blockade
a Northerner who moved to the South after the American Civil War, during the Reconstruction era (1865–1877). Carpetbagger
fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy. Civil War
a southern soldier confederate
a plant that is farmed by slaves Cotton
landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether enslaved or free you have no rights Dred Scott Case
the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation. Emancipation
a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War. FortSumter
a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means. Freedman
state that doesn't allow slavery FreeState
passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. FugitiveSlaveAct
a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. Harpers Ferry
the production of goods or services within an economy. Industry
an American politician who was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Jefferson Davis
an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. John Brown
an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late in 1819 for admission as a state in which slavery would be permitted. Missouri Compromise
a person who supervises others, especially workers. Overseer
a large piece of land usually in a tropical or semitropical area where one crop is specifically planted for widespread commercial sale and usually tended by resident laborers. Plantation
a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance. Proclamation
a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler. Rebel
Southern whites who supported Reconstruction and the Republican Party, after the American Civil War. Scalawags
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization. Secede
a legal or economic system in which principles of property law are applied to humans allowing them to be classified as property, to be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and they cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement. Slavery
a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people of African descent in the United States in efforts to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Underground Railroad
the state of being united or joined. Union

Chapter 15 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a war between citizens of the same country civil war
The practice or act of owning slaves. Slavery
the act of cancelling something nullification
the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government states' rights
a settlement of a dispute between slave and free states, contained in several laws passed during 1820 and 1821 Missouri compromise
a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). Compromise of 1850
A law passed as part of the Compromise of 1850, which provided southern slaveholders with legal weapons to capture slaves who had escaped to the free states. Fugitive Slave Act
was a statement executed by a Georgia Convention in Milledgeville, Georgia on December 10, 1850 in response to the Compromise of 1850. Georgia Platform
allowed citizens in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide locally whether to allow slavery Kansas-Nebraska Act
A controversial ruling made by the Supreme Court in 1857, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Dred Scott
pitted four candidates against each other: Stephen Douglas for the Northern Democrats, John C. Breckenridge for the Southern Democrats, John Bell for the Constitutional Union Party, and Abraham Lincoln for the Republican Party. Election of 1860
an American lawyer and politician from Georgia, and the Confederate vice president throughout the American Civil War. Alexander Stephens
the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state. secession

A Divided Nation Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Anthony Burns
Bleeding Kansas
Charles Sumner
Compromise of 1850
Daniel Webster
Dred Scott
Election of 1860
Franklin Pierce
Fredrick Douglass
Free-Soil Party
Freeport Doctrine
Fugitive Slave Act
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Henry Clay
James Buchanan
John Brown
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Missouri Compromise
Popular Sovereignty
Potawatomi Massacre
Republican Party
Secession
Sectionalism
South Carolina
William Seward
Wilmot Proviso