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DSST Civil War 1

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1. The political system was split four ways -and all of them proved unable to keep the Union together.This brought Lincoln to power without the vote of a single southern state.

2. Fort Sumter location

3. John Brown - antislave fanatic - led an attack on proslavery immigrants. stabbed/shot 5 to death

4. Ended Mexican War - US received Texas and other states - US paid Mexico $15 million dollars

5. Party that opposed the Civil War and wanted peace

6. Thomas Hines convinced Confederate President Jefferson Davis of a plan to instill mass panic in the Northern states - by means of freeing prisoners and causing arson in larger Northern cities.

7. He insisted that under the Constitution he was bound only to preserve and protect the nation.

8. 7 states that seceeded first

9. opposed the war and called for reuniting the states through negotiation rather than force

10. Uncle Tom's Cabin author

11. Led to bloodshed over expansion of slavery - Raised issue of popular sovereignty

12. trains

13. One of the three major armies of the Confederacy Its first mission was to defend Richmond - the capital of the Confederacy. Its second mission was to defeat the Army of the Potomac.

14. Union. A cavalry commander. He has an eye for finding the best ground on a battlefield. He has been given two brigades and ordered to follow the movements of the Confederate army. Gettysburg.

15. Delaware - Maryland - Kentucky and Missouri. They were slave states - but did not secede.

16. firearm that is not rifled. Used in the South

17. allowed to participate in combat late in the war - suffered a far higher mortality rate - service was a source of pride because it symbolized their freedom.

18. First state to secede from the Union

19. The document which established the present federal government of the United States and outlined its powers. It can be changed through amendments.

20. VA - NC - TX - SC - Louisiana - Florida - AL - AK - MI - Georgia - TE

21. abolitionist newspaper publisher to whom Lincoln wrote a letter about wanting to restore the union - even if slavery had to continue.

22. supported nullification in response to the tariff of abominations

23. An abolitionist who attempted to lead a slave revolt by capturing Armories in southern territory and giving weapons to slaves - was hung in Harpers Ferry after capturing an armory

24. Copperhead leader

25. law: Allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state - Maine to enter the union as a free state - prohibited slavery north of latitude 36

26. CSA general at 1st Battle of Bull Run and Peninsula Campaign - - He surrendered to William Sherman on April 26th - 1865 in North Carolina after unsuccesfully defeating Sherman's men at Bentonville.

27. patriotically supported the Lincoln administration

28. 1856 Republican Nominee

29. The Union forces in the east that were under the command of Pope - George McClellan - and others.

30. Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin; Secretary of State: William H. Seward; Secretary of Treasury: Salmon P. Chase; Secretary of War: Simon Cameron; Attorney General: Edward Bates

31. 1828 regulation with serious negative impact on the South's economy - while benefiting Northern and Western industrial interests

32. Would have banned slavery in the territories acquired after the war with mexico

33. Conflict when people went to Kansas to vote on the issue of slavery. Many fights broke out between the opposition.

34. Union commander who took over for Scott during the first part of the war; won a major battle at Antietam but was replaced after Lincoln was unhappy with his passive strategy

35. He assaulted Grant at the battle of Shiloh. He dies at the battle because he was shot in the leg and cant feel it - and thus bleeds to death.

36. Trusted of Lincoln's cabinet

37. Pro-slavery arguments

38. law: Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.

39. a type of muzzle-loading spin-stabilising rifle bullet - had a small iron plug in the base whose purpose was to drive forward the bullet and - under the pressure of powder gases - obturate the bullet to fill the hollow space and expand the lead skirt

40. marked the start of the Civil War

41. law: California was free state - stricter Fugitive Slave Law - ended Slave Trade in DC

42. theory advanced by John Calhoun in response to the Tariff of 1828

43. caused controversy after it won independence from Mexico. Northerners feared it would be admitted as a slave state and upset the balance of power. It finally became a slave state in 1845.

44. resembled US/protected and recognized slavery in new states and independent states - allowed for secession

45. SCOTUS ruling that a slave taken into a free state was not free - made the Missouri compromise unconstitutional

46. taught mostly southerners to be better generals - riders - outdoorsmen

47. Mandate that northern states forcibly return escaped slaves to their owners