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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

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Civil War Crossword

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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

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Civil War Crossword

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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

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Social Studies Civil War Crossword Puzzle

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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

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Civil war and Reconstruction Crossword

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what was the name of the US fort where the opening battle of the Civil War took place? (2) Fort Sumter
Who was president of the confederacy during the Civil War? (2) Jefferson Davis
what was the name of reformers who saw slavery as evil (1) abolitionists
who became president in 1860 and hated slavery (2) Abraham Lincoln
what was the name of a white abolitionist who raided a federal arms depot (2) John Brown
what was the name of the Union military strategy to blockade southern ports (2) Anaconda Plan
what was the name of the novel published in 1852 by Harriet Beecher (3) uncle toms cabin
term for which congress can put a president on trial (1) impeachment
what was the name for President Lincoln's lenient plan for re-integrating the south (2) 10% plan
which amendment ended slavery? (2) 13th amendment
man who became President after Lincoln's assassination (2) Andrew johnson
which state was the ONLY state that refused to ratify the 13th amendment until February of 2013 (1) Mississippi
amendment that gave all citizens, black or white, that were 21 years old or older the right to vote? (2) 15th amendment
term given to white northerners who moved to the south after the Civil War and Reconstruction (1) carpetbaggers
name for the codes that severely restricted the rights of black people (2) black codes

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Crossword

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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

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Civil War and Reconstruction Era Crossword

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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

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The Reconstruction Era Crossword

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A term that describes a former slave who was released from slavery. Freedmen
Amendment that abolished slavery. Thirteenth
Amendment that assured the rights of anyone, including African Americans, who were born in America. Fourteenth
This system of agriculture eventually led to legal slavery. his is when a tenant could use land in exchange for a portion of the crop harvested. Sharecropping
This Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote. Fifteenth
Northern whites who moved to the South and served as republican leaders during reconstruction for profit. Usually carried there belongings in a carpet bag. Carpetbaggers
Southern whites who supported republican policy throughout reconstruction. Scalawags
To kill by hanging without due process of the law. Lynch
To attempt to take a president out of office for high crimes. would be to ______ him/her. Impeach
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites. Jim Crow Laws
Vice President to Lincoln; President after Lincoln's assassination. Johnson
Presidential power to keep congress from passing a law. President Johnson did this the most, using this power twenty-nine times. Veto
A clan started by ex confederate soldiers that used violence to try to restore democratic control to the South, and to keep white supremacy. Ku Klux Klan
Financial panic during Grant’s presidency which caused a market crash and many banks to close down. Panic of 1873
President after Johnson; Union general; Often refered to as a "Great General, Lousy President". Grant
A set of laws limiting the rights of freedmen in the South. Black Codes
A social system used to keep blacks separate from whites. Segregation
The period after the Civil War in which the South was rebuilt and reorganized before being readmitted to the Union. Reconstruction
Act/Law passed in 1866 intended to protect the right of African American. This act was vetoed by Johnson, but still passed by Congress. Civil Rights Act
An agency set of to aid former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. It provided food, clothing and work for them. FreedmensBureau

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Civil War Crossword

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considered the most important engagement in the American Civil War Gettysburg
16th president Abraham Lincoln
first president of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
first state to secede from the Union South Carolina
first battle fought in Arkansas in the Civil War Big Sugar Creek
first battle fought in the Civil War (debatable) bull run
general for the Confederate States of America Robert E Lee
general for the Union Army (North) Ulysses S Grant
OFFICIAL start of the Civil War Fort Sumter
this is the name of the Courthouse where the Confederate Army officially surrendered Appomattox
A book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe during the Civil War Uncle Tom's Cabin
a Northern Abolitionist party formed in 1840 Liberty Party
after a fearsome skirmish in 1850, a savage war was sparked giving a state this name Bleeding Kansas
the bloodiest day in American History Antietam
this caused every man in America to join the army unless he could furnish a substitute or pay the government $300 Military Draft
a turning point in the Civil War Vicksburg
a person who was against slavery and tried to do something about it Abolitionist
one of the only major Civil War battles in Arkansas Calico Rock
this man completed the March to the Sea Sherman
slave that fought for the freedom of him and his wife in a Supreme Court Dred Scott

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Reconstruction Crossword Puzzle

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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

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Sectionalism/Causes of the Civil War Crossword

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Missouri (MO) enters as slave state Maine (ME) enters as free state No slavery allowed north of 36° 30’ in Louisiana Territory Proposed by Henry Clay Missouri Compromise of1820
California admitted as a free state (Advantage: North) Remainder of Mexican Cession would be divided into two territories – Utah Territory and New Mexico Territory. The two territories could vote on whether to permit slavery. Texas gave up western boundary claims of the Rio Grande River in return for $10 million to help pay off Texas debt. The slave trade (not slavery) was abolished in the District of Columbia. Fugitive Slave Law Compromise of 1850
nicknamed “The Great Compromiser” proposed the Compromise of 1850 Henry Clay
northern politician favored Clay’s proposal opposed expansion of slavery, but preserving the Union was more important than any regional differences Daniel Webster
This novel portrayed the evil and harsh realities of slavery. Sold two million copies. Opened the eyes of Northerners to the cruelty of slavery. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Who wrote the novel called Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
Congress passed a law allowing settlers in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide for themselves whether or not to permit slavery Kansas-Nebraska Act
Political party that agreed to let slavery continue in the South, but they opposed any further extension of slavery into any of the new territories. Republican
Slaves are not citizens, so they cannot bring suit in court. Slaves are property. Dred Scott v. Sandford
Crowds of 12,000 heard Lincoln position and that he felt that African American were entitled to basic human rights guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln said “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES
a Northern abolitionist, launched a slave revolt at Harpers Ferry in 1859. John Brown

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