8th grade Social Studies Civil War


Abolitionist
person who want to end slavery

Confederacy
Southern states

Union
Northern States


platform
the beliefs/positions of a political party and its candidates during an election

popular sovereignty
political power belongs to the people

Republicans
political party with a platform of stopping the spread of slavery in the western territories

secede
formall withdraw

sectionalism
favoring the interests of one section (region) over the interests of everyone (the country)