Slavery Issue Book

Table Of contents

Chapter 1: Causes of the Civil War

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Popular Sovereignty

Dred Scott case

John Brown

Chapter 2: Important People

Abraham Lincon

Ulysses Grant

Robert E. Lee

"Stonewall" Jackson

William T. Sherman

Jefferson Davis

Andrew Johnson

Radical Republicans

Chapter 3: Important Battles

Fort Sumter





Chapter 4: Political Events

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Lincoln's second inaugural address

Gettysberg Address

Suspend habeas corpus

Emancipation Proclamation



Chapter 5: Statistics and Advantages/Disadvantages

Northern Advantages

Southern Advantages

Chapter 6:Results of the Civil War

Radical Republicans vs Presidential Construction

Founding actions of KKK

Black Codes

"Jim Crowe" Laws

Morehouse College

Freedman's Bureau


Causes of the Civil War:

Kansas-Nebraska Act- Said that Kansas and Nebraska are union states which means slavery was banned in the states

Popular Sovereignty- the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and kept by the consent of its people

Dred Scott Case- A slave that successfully sued for his freedom

John Brown- Led a group of abolitionist and tried to get slaves to join the raids

Important People

Abraham Lincoln- The 16th President of The United States

Ulysses S. Grant- The 18th President of The United States

Robert E. Lee- An American general known for commanding the Confederate Army in the Civil War

"Stonewall" Jackson- Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee

William T. Sherman- He served under General Ulysses S. Grant during the battles of Forts Henry and Donelson the Battle of Shiloh

Jefferson Davis- Was the 17th President of the Confederate States during the Civil War

Andrew Johnson- The 17th President after Lincoln was assassinated

Radical Republicans- American politicians within the Republican Party of the United States from around 1854 until the end of Reconstruction in 1877

Important Battles

Fort Sumter- Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston South Carolina remembered for two battles of the American Civil War.

Antietam- Also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland

Vicksberg- The Siege of Vicksburg was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War

Gettysberg- The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1863 in and around the town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Atlanta- The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22 1864

Political Events

Kansas Nebraska Act- The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed and it allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders

Lincoln's second inaugural address- Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4 -1865 during his second inauguration as President of the United States At a time when victory over the secessionists in the American Civil War was within days and slavery was near an end Lincoln did not speak of happiness but of sadness

Gettysburg Address- during the American Civil War on the afternoon of Thursday November 19 -1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg Pennsylvania four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg

Suspend habeas corpus- Abraham Lincoln signed the bill into law on March 3 - 1863 and suspended habeas corpus under the authority it granted him six months later. The suspension was partially lifted with the issuance of Proclamation 148 by Andrew Johnson and the Act became inoperative with the end of the Civil War The exceptions to his Proclamation 148 were the States of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas

Emancipation Proclamation- The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1 - 1863.

Amendments- a change or addition to a legal or statutory document

Impeachment- The action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something, a charge of treason or another crime against the state

Statistics and Advantages/Disadvantages

Northern Advantages- The North had the numbers The North also had greater industrial capacity In war this meant more and better weapons like cannons

Southern Advantages- The South planned to fight a defensive war The Confederates wanted to bring the enemy into southern territory that is unfamiliar to them and exhaust them. The Southerners were also counting on help from Europe Both the North and South had advantages and disadvantages for winning the Civil War

Results of the Civil War

Radical Republicans vs Presidential Construction- Because the Radical Republicans in Congress did not like this they overrode President Johnson's wishes and implemented a harsher variety of Reconstruction After Lincoln died President Andrew Johnson implemented a very similar plan However the Radical Republicans were not satisfied

Founding actions of KKK- The KKK became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders

Black Codes- Black Codes were laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866 after the Civil War These laws had the intent and the effect of restricting African rights in america

"Jim Crowe" Laws- Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States Enacted after the Reconstruction period these laws continued in force until 1965.

Morehouse College- Morehouse College is a private all-male liberal arts historically African American college located in Atlanta Georgia

Freedman's Bureau- The Bureau of Refugees Freedmen and Abandoned Lands usually referred to as simply the Freedmen's Bureau was a U.S. federal government agency established in 1865 to aid freed slaves


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