A person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution
Abolitionist
The Republican candidate on a platform opposing the expansion of slavery
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 political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections
Carpetbagger
a war between citizens of the same country
Civil War
joined by an agreement or treaty
Confederate
a soft white fibrous substance
Cotton
controversial ruling made by the Supreme Court in 1857, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War
Dred Scott Case
the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation
Emancipation
an island fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Fort sumter
an emancipated slave
freedmen
a state of the US in which slavery was illegal
Free state
A law passed as part of the Compromise of 1850
Fugitive Slave Act
A place where an Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory
Harpers Ferry
economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories
Industry
a Mexican War hero, U.S. senator from Mississippi, U.S
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
Missouri Compromise
a person who supervises others, especially workers
Overseer
an estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are cultivated by resident labor
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 rule
Rebel
a person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal
Scalawags
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization
Secede
the state of being a slave
Slavery
the action or fact of joining or being joined
Union
a person who lives in, or is from, the US
Yankee
A place the slaves used to hide
Underground Railroad