Type
Crossword
Description

the compromise that kept the number of slave and free states equal MissouriCompromise
popular _?_ is the right of people to create their government sovereignty
Created in 1848, the _?_ Party's main goal was to keep slavery out of the western territories FreeSoil
Because California wanted to enter the Union as a free state, some southern states threatened to _?_ secede
Senator John _?_ was a huge supporter of the south and slavery, and even secession. Calhoun
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 _?_ all citizens to to help catch and return runaway slaves to their owners. required
Stephen Douglas introduced this bill to set up government in newly organized territories in part of the Louisiana Purchase. KansasNebraskaAct
Missourians who crossed the border to illegally vote in Kansas eletions borderruffians
fighting using surprise attacks and hit-and-run tactics guerillawarfare
The Dred Scott v Sanford case stated _?_ did not have the right to outlaw slavery in any territory. Congress
The party that was formed from Free-Soilers, Whigs and Democrats in 1854 Republican
After the raid on the federal arsenal and John Brown was hung for treason, people thought of him as a _?_ martyr
Successful governing requires _?_, the willingness to accept laws whether or not a person agreed with them acquiescence
the winner of the 1860 Presidential election Lincoln
the president of the Confederacy JeffersonDavis
the leader of the Confederate Army RobertLee

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The Kansas-_______ Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and advocated popular sovereignty Nebraska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

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

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

Bleeding Kansas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Missourians who would raid Kansas settlements Bushwhackers
guerilla fighters from Kansas Jayhawkers
these were places on slaves to keep them from running away shackles
idea to let the people of a territory decide the issue of slavery popular sovereignty
famous abolitionist John Brown
important free state settlement Lawrence
person against slavery abolitionist
first governor of Kansas Robinson
man who developed the Kansas Nebraska Act Douglas
people for slavery proslavery
site of a terrible massacre in Kansas Pottawatomie
first constitution written Topeka
John Brown was convicted of this treason
someone who dies for a cause martyr
Missourians who would cross the border to vote on the issue of slavery border ruffians
an agreement compromise
pony express riders were often these orphan
Henry Ward Beecher gave these to his followers rifles

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

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

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

Black History Month Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Someone who had a dream Martin Luther King Jr
Opposite of north South
Got arrested for refusing to surrender her bus seat Rosa Parks
Separating blacks from whites Segregation
human rights activist and an American Muslim minister Malcolm X
Founder of Black Panther party Huey P Newton
The first African American to earn a PH.D from Harvard WEB Du Bois
The first black athlete to play major league baseball Jackie Robinson
War between the North and South Civil War
Led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom through underground railroad Harriet Tubman
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
First state to leave the Union in 1860 South Carolina