a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery.
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.
murder (an important person) in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons.
an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
a Northerner who moved to the South after the American Civil War, during the Reconstruction era (1865–1877).
fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.
Civil War
a southern soldier
a plant that is farmed by slaves
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.
a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War.
a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means.
state that doesn't allow slavery
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.
a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States.
Harpers Ferry
the production of goods or services within an economy.
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.
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.
a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance.
a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Southern whites who supported Reconstruction and the Republican Party, after the American Civil War.
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
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.
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.

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