Type
Crossword
Description

People who fought for the Northern States Union Army
People who fought for the Southern States Confederate Army
When a state leaves the United States Secede
People who had no freedom Slaves
A document that freed the slaves in the South Emancipation Proclamation
People who moved to the West to live Pioneers
dirt roads pioneers used to move to the West Trails
Men who made a living trading furs for money Mountain Men
People who moved to the West to find gold Forty Niners
Men who looked after large herds of cattle Cowboys

Collective Nouns Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

army
audience
band
cattle
children
class
colony
family
flock
herd
litter
mice
pack
school
team

Civil War and Reconstruction Era Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Having to do with the way people live together in communities. Social
having to do with structures and affairs of government, politics and its instutions, or politicians. Political
Having to do with the production, development, and mangement of material wealth of country, household, or business enterprise. Economic
War between the North and South during 1861-1865. Civil War
Era of rebuilding time for the United States after Civil War. (1865-1877) Reconstruction
_______of 1876 adopted the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. Texas Constitution
Most Texans were originally from the South and had connections to friends and families there. Many of these Texans agreed with slavery though most did not hold slaves. Sectionalism
President of the United States during the Civil War; assassinated 1 week after the war ended. Abraham Lincoln
Power reserved for the states rather than the states rather than the national government. States RIghts
Withdraw; pull away from Secede
Nothern states that wanted to abolish slavery. Union
Southern States that seceded to retain the slavery. Confederacy
Tax on imported goods from other countries import; to bring in from another country. Tariff
Lincoln's decree that abolished slavery throughout the Confederacy. Emanciapation Proclamation
Act that made men age 20-45 join the Confedrate army or the Union army. Conscription Act
He assassinated (killed) President Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth
June 19th, celebrated the ending of slavery; began in Galveston June 19, 1865. Juneteenth
Poeple reside on and farm land owned by a landlord. Tenant Farming
Poeple farming another landowner's land for a share of the profit. Sharecropping
Established in 1865 by the national government to provide freed slaves food, shelter, medicine, and opened the first school for African American children. Freedmen's Bureau
Laws passed in some southern states that encouraged segregation (separatin of races) Jim Crow Laws
Recognized the right to vote among African American men. 15th Amendment
Extended citizenship and due process to all born within, or naturalized to the United States (incuding formerly-enslaved people and excluding Amerianc Indians.) 14th Amendment
This ammendment freed people in slavery. 13th ammendment

Manifest Destiny - Westward Expansion Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Cherokee Nation
Louisiana
The Alamo
Gadsden Purchase
Sacagawea
Missouri River
Northwest Passage
Exploration
Californios
Mountain Men
Missionaries
Pioneer Women
California Gold Rush
Corps of Discovery
Indian Removal Act
Trail of Tears
Irrigation
Mexicanos
Forty-Niners
Mormons
Oregon Trail
Rancho
Legacy
Lewis And Clark
Mexican American War
Manifest Destiny
Annex
Diplomacy
Territory
Andrew Jackson

Westward Expansion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who was the person responsible for and signed the Indian Removal Act? Andrew Jackson
What was the journey that the Cherokee people took because of the Indian removal policy called? Trail of Tears
Which battle was the most important for Texas to gain independence, it was a Francisan mission? Battle of the Alamo
Who was the general and dictator of Mexico during the battles for Texas independence? Santa Ana
Who was the United States's president during the Mexican American War? James Polk
This term means, the belief that it is America's obvious fate to move west. Manifest destiny
What was a popular slogan said by John K. Polk when he was ready to go to war against a territory? 50/40 or fight
This trail was the safest and most effective trail for going west. It's a very popular trail. Oregon Trail
This compromise made it possible for people to still own slaves in Washington DC. Compromise of 1850
Who was known as the, "Great Compromiser?" Henry Clay
Who's idea was it to build a railroad from Chicago to San Fransico? Stephen A. Douglas
This term is the political belief that the people who lived in the region should should vote and decide on the nature of their government themselves. Popular sovereignty

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

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

Reconstruction Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The fiercely abolitionist group that controlled Congress during Reconstruction Radical Republicans
The system of farming that was widely implemented in the South after the Civil War sharecropping
The term for putting a President on trial impeachment
The derogatory term given to Northerners who moved to the South after the Civil War carpetbaggers
White supremasist terror group created after the Civil War Ku Klux Klan
The agency that was created to help newly freed slaves adjust to their new lives Freedmens Bureau
System in which workers are forced to work off debts before they can find a new job dept peonage
The amendment that officially ended slavery in the United States 13th Amendment
Became president after Lincoln's assassination Andrew Johnson
The amendment that granted citizenship to everyone born in the United States 14th Amendment
The derogatory term given to white Southerners who cooperated with northern Reconstruction officials scalawags
The era of rebuilding in the South Reconstruction
Laws passed after Reconstruction ended that segregated blacks from whites Jim Crow Laws
The amendment that gave all male citizens, including black men, the right to vote 15th Amendment
Low point of race relations from 1877 through the 1950's Nadir

The Westward Expansion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

large farms owned by speculators who hired laborers to work the land; these large farms allowed their owners to benefit from economies of scale and prosper, but they did nothing to help small family farms, which continued to struggle bonanza farms
a frontier home constructed of dirt held together by thick-rooted prairie grass that was prevalent in the Midwest; sod, cut into large rectangles, was stacked to make the walls of the structure, providing an inexpensive, yet damp, house for western settlers sod house
Sod houses were common in the ________ as settlers moved west Midwest
This phrase, which implies divine encouragement for territorial expansion Manifest Destiny
allowed any head of household, or individual over the age of twenty-one—including unmarried women—to receive a parcel of 160 acres for only a nominal filing fee. Homestead Act
a term used to describe African Americans who moved to Kansas from the Old South to escape the racism there western settlers: The first houses built by __________ were typically made of mud and sod with thatch roofs exodusters
Farmers also faced the ever-present threat of _______and farm foreclosure by the banks debt
primary goal of most western settlers homestead farming
he period between 1848 and 1849 when prospectors found large strikes of gold in California, leading others to rush in and follow suit; this period led to a cycle of boom and bust through the area, as gold was discovered, mined, and stripped California Gold Rush
the first significant silver find in the country, discovered by Henry T. P. Comstock in 1859 in Nevada Comstock Lode
this armed conflict between cowboys moving cattle along the trail and ranchers who wished to keep the best grazing lands for themselves occurred in Clay County, Texas, between 1883 and 1884 Fence Cutting War
What specific types of hardships did an average American farmer not face as he built his homestead in the Midwest? hostile Indian attacks
The American cowboy owes much of its model to what other culture? Mexicans
Which of the following was not a primary method by which the American government dealt with American Indians during the period of western settlement? appeasement
an attempt to disarm a group of Lakota Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which resulted in members of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army opening fire and killing over 150 Indians Battle of Wounded Knee
the process by which an Indian was “redeemed” and assimilated into the American way of life by changing his clothing to western clothing and renouncing his tribal customs in exchange for a parcel of land Americanization
What brought the majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S.? gold
How were Hispanic citizens deprived of their wealth and land in the course of western settlement? land seizures
were individual prospectors who sifted gold out of the dirt and gravel through “panning” or by diverting a stream through a sluice box Forty-Niners
provided a quick path from Texas to railroad terminals in Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge City, Kansas, where cowboys would receive their pay. Chisholm Trail
also known as “devil’s rope” barbed wire
who brought their families west? wealthy men
many of the long-trail cattle riders were? African American
This agreement established distinct tribal borders, essentially codifying the reservation system First Treaty of Fort Laramie
. Rather, they either returned to tribal life or fled out of fear of remaining troops, until the ____________ arrived in greater numbers and began to exterminate Indian U.S. Army

From Reconstruction to Obama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Name of historical period from 1865 to 1877 Reconstruction
President who signed Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln
What did Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed slaves
President before Barack Obama George Bush
First African American to run for Democratic nomination for president Shirley Chisolm
First African American elected to United State Senate Hiram Revels
He ran to be the Democratice presidential candidate in 2004 Al Sharpton
He organized the 1963 March on Washington APhilip Randolph
Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools was Brown vs________ Board of Education
The organization that upheld the rights of freed slaves during Reconstruction Freedman's Bureau
Political Party that created Emancipation Proclamation Republican
1964 Republican candidate who voted against the Civil Rights Act Barry Goldwater
State in which the Little Rock 9 integrated Central HIgh School Arkansas
This 1865 amendment abolished slavery Thirteenth
This Supreme Court ruling declared that African American could not be citizens Dred Scot Decision
These Southern laws created "separate but equal" status for African Americans Jim Crow Laws
To deny people the right to vote is __________________ Disenfranchisement
The Civil Rights Movement use this tactic to achieve their goals Nonviolent resistance
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded this group Black Panther Party
In 1964,Malcolm X spoke at a rally and called for freedom, justice, and equality "by any means ____________" Necessary
14 year old boy killed in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman Emmett Till
Only State where people voted to create Martin Luther King Day Arizona
First African American elected to United State Senate after Reconstruction Edward Brooke
Name of white suprememist groups organized during Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan
The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed ____________based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin Discrimination
Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited discrimination in ___________. Voting
African American lady whose refusal to giver up her seat on the bus and started the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
African Amrican who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 Jesse Jackson
Presidential Candidate who started African American switch from Republican to Democratic Franklin Roosevelt
African American military pilots and bombers who fought in World War II Tuskegee Airmen
African-American mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon Katherine Johnson
San Francisco 49ers player who has refused to stand for the national athem Colin Kaepernick
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created this group after the murder of Trayvon Martin Black Lives Matter
Americans who believe that President Obama is not a U. S. citizen Birthers
The term used to say that the election of Barack Obama ended racism Post Racial
Term used to explain privileges that automatically benefit white people White privilege
$7.25 per hour Federal minimum wage
$10.00 per hour Arizona minimum wage
Major causes of African American economic inequality Unemployment
Per cent of African American unemployed under President Bush Nine
Per Cent of African Americans unemployed in 2015 Fourteen
An executive (by president or governor) order that cancels a conviction of a crime Commutation
An executive order (by president or governor) that shortens a sentence Pardon
President who has issued the most pardons and commutations Obama
The types of offenses committed by most of the people pardoned by President Obama nonviolent drug offenses

Come Juneteenth Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A fabric used to make clothes Velvet
Became free because of the Emancipation Proclamation Slaves
The animals that owners took care of Livestock
An official that represents a country Diplomat
The number one selling crop Cotton
People who wanted slavery abolished Abolitionist
A fight between two people Duel
President in the 1860's Lincoln
Sis Goose real name Rose
Sis Gooses real owner Aunt Sophie
What farmers and their families live on Plantations
What women wore underneath there skirts Hoopskirt
What freed slaves are called Freedman
In poor health Ailing
Luli's brother that she travels with to find Sis Goose Gabe
Catholic nurse that takes care of Ham Sister Geraldine
A Yankee that kidnapped Sis Goose Heffernan
To sell off Blockade
Extremely unpleasant Vile
The little boy that Gabe and Luli helped Ham