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Copperheads In the 1860's, the Copperheads were a vocal faction of Democrats in the Northern United States of the Union who opposed the American Civil War, wanting an immediate peace settlement with the Confederates.
Emancipation Proclamation When the American Civil War (1861-65) began, President Abraham Lincoln carefully framed the conflict as concerning the
Total War war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved,
War of Attrition Attrition warfare is a military strategy consisting of belligerent attempts to win a war by wearing down the enemy to the point of collapse through continuous losses in personnel and material.
Amnesty Amnesty International is a London-based non-governmental organisation focused on human rights. The organisation claims to have over 7 million members and supporters around the world.
Black Codes In the United States, the Black Codes were laws passed by Democrat-controlled Southern states in 1865 and 1866
Carpetbaggers a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections.
Sharecroppers Sharecropping is a form of agriculture in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crops produced on their portion of land.
Compromise of 1877 The Compromise of 1877 was a purported informal, unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election.
Reconstruction acts The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 laid out the process for readmitting Southern states into the Union.
What killed more soldiers in the civil war than battle? The Civil War was America's bloodiest conflict. The unprecedented violence of battles such as Shiloh, Antietam, Stones River, and Gettysburg shocked citizens and international observers alike.
What is the Anaconda Plan? The Anaconda Plan is the name applied to a U.S. Union Army outline strategy for suppressing the Confederacy at the beginning of the American Civil War.
What were Northerners called who sympathized with the South called? They were called Copperheads and they included sitting members of congress at the time who were Democrats.
What were the Jim Crow Laws? Jim Crow law, in U.S. history, any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
What is the Crittenden Compromise? The Crittenden Compromise was an unsuccessful proposal introduced by United States Senator John J. Crittenden
What was the outcome of Plessy v Ferguson? Plessy v. Ferguson, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court, on May 18, 1896, by a seven-to-one majority , advanced the controversial
Who were the South relying on to help in the Civil War? ( 2 Countries in Europe)
Who led the South in the Battle of Shiloh? General Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of Confederate forces in the Western Theater, hoped to defeat Union major general Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee before it could be reinforced by Maj.
What kind of ruler was George McClellon? (Reluctant or Brave)
What year did Congress allow African Americans to fight in the War?
What stated that any slave living in a rebelling state was free?
Where did the South surrender?
What is Reconstruction?
What did the 13th Amendment do?