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Copperheads Agkistrodon contortrix is a species of venomous snake endemic to Eastern North America, a member of the Crotalinae subfamily. The common name for this species is the copperhead.
Emancipation Proclamation The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
Total War Total War is a computer series of strategy games developed by The Creative Assembly. These combine turn-based strategy and resource management, with real-time tactical control of battles.
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 an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses.
Black Codes In the United States, the Black Codes were laws passed by Democrat-controlled Southern states in 1865 and 1866, after the Civil War.
Carpetbaggers (in the US) a person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction.
Sharecroppers a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent.
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. The Fourteenth Amendment (1868) provided former slaves with national citizenship, and the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) granted black men the right to vote
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. The Southerners who sympathized with the North and Southern Republicans were called Tories during the war.
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 (Constitutional Unionist of Kentucky) on December 18, 1860.
What was the outcome of Plessy v Ferguson? Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 US 537 (1896) was a landmark constitutional law case of the US Supreme Court decided in 1896. It upheld state racial segregation laws for public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal".
Who were the South relying on to help in the Civil War? ( 2 Countries in Europe) While many may think of the American Civil War as a contest that occurred only between the North and the South, the conflict was in some ways an international event.
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. Gen.
What kind of ruler was George McClellon? (Reluctant or Brave) George B. McClellan (1826-1885) was a U.S. Army officer, railroad president and politician who served as a major general during the Civil War (1861-65).
What year did Congress allow African Americans to fight in the War? Congress passed a bill authorizing equal pay for black and white soldiers in 1864. By the time the war ended in 1865, about 180,000 black men had served as soldiers in the U.S. Army. This was about 10 percent of the total Union fighting force.
What stated that any slave living in a rebelling state was free? The proclamation declared, "all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."
What was the 54th Massachusetts infantry? The 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The unit was the first African-American regiment organized in the northern states during the Civil War.
Where did the South surrender? The surrender at Appomattox took place a week later on April 9. While it was the most significant surrender to take place during the Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee.
What is Reconstruction? the action or process of reconstructing or being reconstructed.
Who killed Abraham Lincoln? The assassination of Lincoln was planned and carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause.
What did the 13th Amendment do? Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude.

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