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Civil War Vocabulary - Unit VIII

An act of means of stealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Was president of the U.S. during the Civil War (16th)
In 1850 California entered the Union as a free state.
General of the union army that defeated Lee
In which people lived in small villages on farms, mainly in the South
Political power reserved for the states governments rather than the federal governments
A crop grown to be sold rather than used by the farmer
An African American sailor and Union naval captain, highly honored and elected to the House of Reps after war.
Declared that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are free
Speech by Lincoln. Said the Civil War was to preserve a government"of the people, by the people and for the people"
Leader of the Army of Northern VA; opposed secession
President of the Confederate States of America
The withdrawal of states from the U.S.
People in each state would decide the slavery issue ("popular sovereignty")
A novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, described history in the South
In which people held jobs in cities, mainly the North
Another term for the Confederate States of America, the South
A group of states united into one political body, the U.S.
A skilled Confederate general from Virginia
The principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people through elected reps.
A low passed as part of the Compromise of 1850, which provided southern slaveholders with a legal way to capture escaped slaves.
An American abolitionist. Brow and his followers attacked and occupied the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
Tax on foreign goods