Type
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Description

"we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all" _________ men
"are created" ______ equal
"that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable ________" rights
that among these are life, ______ liberty
and the persuit of ___________ happiness
who was the president of America in 1960 Abraham Linkon
Linkon disliked ______ slavery
what was the law called which banned slavery in the Southern states of America The Emancipation Proclimation
what was the law which added to the Emancipation Procilmation? 13th ammendment
what was the law where all races had the same thing but in different conditions? Jim Crow laws
what part of america was exempt from the Emancipation Proclimation? Border states

Civil War and Reconstruction Era Crossword

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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

Civil war and Reconstruction Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Reconstruction Crossword Puzzle

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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

George Washington Carver Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Carver suggested farmers plant ______________ because the Boll Weevil would not eat these plants. Peanuts
Mr. Carver became known around the world as an expert in ________________. Agriculture
A scientist that studies plants Botanist
In 1896 George Carver went to teach at an all-black college in this city in Alabama. Tuskegee
Growing cotton year after year can remove this from the soil. Nutrients
The nickname for peanuts at the time Goobers
A method of farming to keep the soil enriched Crop Rotation
Slavery was abolished by the 13th ________________________. Ammendment
An insect that eats cotton and destroys crops Boll Weevil
The 5th of __________________ was named as George Washington Carver Day by the U.S. Congress January
George Carver first taught as a professor at this school. Iowa State
Carver did not patent his work because he thought they should be ___________. Free

The Articles of Confederation Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the right to vote suffrage
a set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government constitution
official approval ratification
set up a system for surveying and dividing western lands The Ordinance of 1785
was organized to create a national government Second Continental Congress
this document made the King subject to law Magna Carta
a philosophical movement that emphasized the use of reason to examine old ideas Enlightenment
the oldest state constitution still in effect Massachusetts constitution
this state allowed women to vote when it first joined the United States New Jersey
the only way to achieve liberty was through the separatio of governmental powers Montesquieu
a social contract existed between rulers and the people they ruled Locke
Under________only free white men that owned property could vote British rule
The new national constitution Articles of Confederation
created a system for bringing in new states to the Union Northwest Ordinance of 1787
_________________ was banned in the Northwest Territory slavery
Under the Articles of Confederation there was no___________________ president
he believed in religious freedom Thomas Jefferson

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Crossword

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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

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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

Crossword Puzzle Reconstruction

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Crossword
Description

Where did the people that live in the south mostly work at ? Textile Mills
What was the name of people that attacked the blacks ? KKK
Who risked there life to set slaves free ? Abraham Lincoln
The 15th amendment grants all men the right to ________ Vote
The 13th amendment bans this ... ? Slavery
Who took control over state governments in the south ? Republicans
Slavery was replaced by ________ Sharecropping
President Hayes removed federal troops & ended ___________ Reconstruction
The Freedman's Bureau provided to help who ? Blacks
Jim Crow Laws kelp african americans from _______ Voting
Reconstruction was the " _____________" of voting for African Americans Golden Age
What was illegal to teach the slaves before the civil war ? Reading & Writing
who assassinated Abraham Lincoln ? John Wilkes Booth
Civil war ended slavery but african americans had little _______ money
Freedman's created _______ for African Americans schools
Whatis the laws called that control freed slaves in the south ? Black Codes
what was the Congress controlled by after lincoln's death ? Radical Republicans
Northern whites who came south to help freedman are called _____ Carpetbaggers
Who tried to continue lincoln's policies when he died ? Andrew Johnson
Freed slaves mostly starting working in ________ Plantations

The Civil War Crossword

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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

California Gold Rush Crossword

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Crossword
Description

He was the first to find gold James Marshall
The news of gold saturated the country, people from near and far traveled in search of tapping into the riches of gold! People left high paying jobs to mine for gold, it eventually became known as…. Gold Fever
The easiest way to discover gold in the sand panning
Name for the people who panned for gold Gold prospectors
Long wooden frames used for searching through large amounts of gravel and soil sluices
What percent of the miners were men 97
These were used for shelter by the minors tents
A disease that spread from the dirty water and living conditions. cholera
This man’s entrepreneurial path started by selling canvas tents to the prospectors. This then led to a hired seamstress to help miners sew knees of pants that had worn out from a hard days work. The canvas was switched to denim. Levi Strauss
How much gold was harvested by 1960 in California 500 million
State where THIS gold rush took place California
What year did the California gold rush take place? 1848
Conflict arose with the _____ when the settlers approached California Native Americans
People who went to California looking for Gold in 1849 FortyNiners
These grew near all the major mining sites. Eventually a bunch of restaurants, hotels, and other places were built in order to accommodate the miners. Boom Towns
Where gold was first discovered in 1848; marked the beginning of the Gold Rush Sutters Mill
Steamships and railroads were used as _______ during the gold rush Transportation
What two things were miners forced to create when they arrived in California Laws and government
What could a miner do if he felt mistreated by a group of miners? Call camp meeting
A large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field gold rush
A soft yellow malleable ductile metallic element that California miners were in search for gold
Who was the president of America during the California gold rush? James Polk
The act of searching for precious minerals in the earth mining
A seam-like deposit containing metallic ore Iode
A lump or mass of gold nugget
A descriptive phrase used by a miner who strikes gold paydirt
The first migrants to arrive were those from lands accessible by _____. Boat
The Gold Rush undoubtedly sped up California’s admission to the Union as the ___state. 31
By the end of the decade, California’s population was_______. 380000
California officially became a US state because of what compromise? Compromise of 1850