Type
Crossword
Description

an agreement, proposed in 1819 by Henry Clay, to keep the number of slave and free states equal Missouri Compromise
an agreement over slavery by which California joined the Union as a free state and a strict fugitive slave law was passed Compromise of 1850
a law passed in 1850 that required all citizens to aid in the capture of runaway slaves Fugitive Slave Act
an 1852 novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe written to show the evils of slavery and the injustice of the Fugitive Slave Act Uncle Tom’s Cabin
select (a person or group of people) and bring them somewhere for a certain purpose. draft
a war that is 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 total war
a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country, person, or group. arsenal
military government, involving the suspension of ordinary law Martial law
a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside. siege
irregular military actions (such as harassment and sabotage) carried out by small usually independent forces guerrilla warfare
a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs. martyr
tax levied by a government directly on income, especially an annual tax on personal income. income tax
a speech that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered during the American Civil gettysburg address
a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention. habeas corpus
the principle that the authority of a state and its government are created and sustained by the consent of its people popular sovereignty
an organic act that created the territories of two states Kansas - Nebraska act

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

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

Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an inhabitant of New England or one of the northern states yankee
16th president abelincoln
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 carpetbagger
survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy civilwar
was a confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865 confederate
a soft white fibrous substance that surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant and is used as textile fiber and thread for sewing cotton
a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether enslaved or free, could not be American citizens dredscottcase
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 freedman
a state of the US in which slavery was illegal 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, harpersferry
the production of goods or services within an economy industry
was an American politician who was at U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi jeffersondavis
an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States johnbrown
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 missouricompromise
a person who supervises others, especially workers overseer
where the slaves worked, big farm plantation
a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance proclomation
a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler rebel
a person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal scalawag
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization secede
the act of buying and selling slaves to work on farms for white people at this time 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 undergroundrailroad
northern states union
a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery abolitionist

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

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

Topic 6: Sectionalism and Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an agreement, proposed in 1819 by Henry Clay, to keep the number of slave states equal to the number of free states Missouri Compromise
the bipartisan antislavery party founded in the United States in 1848 to keep slavery out of the western territories Free-Soil Party
to withdraw from membership in a group Secede
an agreement over slavery by which California joined the Union as a free state + a strict fugitive slave law was passed Compromise of 1850
one of two Acts passed in 1793+1850 that provided for the capture and return of fugitive slaves Fugitive Slave Act
an 1854 law that established the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, giving the people the right of popular sovereignty Kansas Nebraska Act
proslavery bands from Missouri who often battled antislavery forces in Kansas Border Ruffians
an 1857 Supreme Court case that brought into question the federal power over slavery in the territories Dred Scott v. Sandford
a political party established in the United States in 1854 with the goal of keeping slavery out of the western territories Republican Party
a person who dies for his or her beliefs Martyr

The Union in Peril Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Bleeding Kansas, Bloody Kansas or the Border War was a series of violent confrontations in the United States between 1854 and 1861 which emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas. Bleeding Kansas
A set of laws, passed in the midst of fierce wrangling between groups favoring slavery and groups opposing it, that attempted to give something to both sides. ... Part of the Compromise included the Fugitive Slave Act, which proved highly unpopular in the North. Compromise of 1850
a league or alliance, especially of confederate states Confederacy
The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections as well as in some state elections Free soil party
FREEPORT DOCTRINE was Stephen Douglas's doctrine that, in spite of the Dred Scott decision, slavery could be excluded from territories of the United States by local legislation. Freeport doctrine
The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was 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. Fugitive slave act
Kansas-nebraska Act. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 allowed citizens in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide locally whether to allow slavery. The act was modeled on the Compromise of 1850 but repealed both that compromise and the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Kansas Nebraska act
a member of a political party (American party or Know-Nothing party) prominent from 1853 to 1856, whose aim was to keep control of the government in the hands of native-born citizens: so called because members originally professed ignorance of the party's activities. Know nothing party
the theory or doctrine that concepts, mental capacities, and mental structures are innate rather than acquired or learned Nativism
The personal liberty laws were laws passed by several U.S. states in the North to counter the Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850. Different laws did this in different ways, including allowing jury trials for escaped slaves and forbidding state authorities from cooperating in their capture and return. Personal liberty laws
Popular sovereignty, or the sovereignty of the peoples' rule, is part of the seven principles, that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its peopl Popular sovereignty
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party Republican party
the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state Secession
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman Uncle toms cabin
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by African-American slaves to escape into fre Underground railroad
The Wilmot Proviso proposed an American law to ban slavery in territory acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War. The conflict over the Wilmot proviso was one of the major events leading to the American Civil War. Wilmington proviso

Compromise of 1850 & Fugitive Slave Act Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

entered US as a free state california
divided into 2 territories (Utah & New Mexico mexican cession
slavery decided by _____ popular sovereignty
crime to help runaway slaves & allowed officials to arrest slaves in free areas fugitive slave act
fugitive slave act was used to catch _____ slaves runaway
northern states were considered _____ states free
used to help slaves run away in 1850 underground rainroad
fugitive slave act was ____ by 1864 repealed
captured slaves were brought in front of the ___ judge
senator ___ of Kentucky helped amend slave trade and compromise henry clay

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

Events Leading to The Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Based on regional differences the north specialized in industrialization while the south relied on agriculture, leading to ______. Sectionalism
This idea was used to justify reasons for secession once Abraham Lincoln was elected. This belief holds that a state can control their most important affairs. States Rights
African American male who argued that he was a free man since his slave master took him to the free state of Wisconsin to live for some time. Dred Scott
Political unrest and violence occurred in Kansas as voters rushed in to determine if the territory would become a slave /free state as a result of this Act. Kansas-Nebraska Act
Some Northeners refused to participate in the recapture of runaway slaves as a result of this law Fugitive Slave Act
Proposal that attempted to ban slavery in any territory gained as a result of the Mexican-American War in Mexico. Wilmot Proviso
California was admitted to the union as a free state because of the __. Compromise of 1850
Book written describing the horrors of slavery by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
Maine became a free state, Missouri a slave state, and an established boundary outlining future territory. Missouri Compromise
Public debate making Lincoln a well known individual, and put a sharp focus on slavery. Lincoln-Douglass Debates
A particular method for deciding the question of slavery in a place Popular Soverignty
John Brown raided an ___ in order to supply slaves with weapons to start a rebellion. Arsenal