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DSST Civil War 1

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1. 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.






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






3. 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.






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






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






6. First state to secede from the Union






7. 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






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






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






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






11. 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






12. 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.






13. 1856 Republican Nominee






14. 7 states that seceeded first






15. Fort Sumter location






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






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






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






19. 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.






20. trains






21. Pro-slavery arguments






22. 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






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






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






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






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






27. 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.






28. supported nullification in response to the tariff of abominations






29. Copperhead leader






30. 1828 regulation with serious negative impact on the South's economy - while benefiting Northern and Western industrial interests






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






32. 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.






33. 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.






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






35. 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






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






37. Uncle Tom's Cabin author






38. 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.






39. patriotically supported the Lincoln administration






40. 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.






41. Trusted of Lincoln's cabinet






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






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






44. Party that opposed the Civil War and wanted peace






45. marked the start of the Civil War






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






47. 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