Battles Vocabulary Lesson 9 Slavery Indians Expanding Westward/Overseas

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What is the battle of Gettysburg?
This battle lasted three days and was the turning point in the war. President Lincoln also gave a famous speech here.

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What is the Underground Railroad?
An organized, secret system to help enslaved people escape.

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What is plantations?
Big farms where slaves usually worked.

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What are tepees?
This Indian house was constructed wood poles, bark, and animal skins.

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Who are pioneers?
People who had just settled in the West.

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What is Fort Sumter?
The first shots of war were fired here. This fort is in South Carolina.

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What is blockade?
A barrier of troops or ships to keep people and supplies from moving in and out of an area.

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What are Confederate states?
States that did not prohibit slavery.

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What is Indian Removal Act?
In 1830, Congress passed this act. This act moved Native Americans to unsettled prairie lands.

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What is yellow journalism?
A type of false or exaggerated reporting.

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What is Scott's Great Snake?
This was a three part strategy. The Union Soldiers wrapped around the Confederacy states like a snake.

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What is impeachment?
The bringing of charges of wrongdoing against an elected official by the House of Representatives.

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What is Harriet Tubman?
This person was a escaped slave who helped thousands of slaves.

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What is Trail of Tears?
Native Americans were forced to walk 800 miles to Indian territory. More than 4,000 natives died on this journey.

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What is the Panama?
This canal went from New York to San Fransisco. The journey was 12,000 miles long.

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What is the Battle of Antietam?
This was the single, bloodiest day in the war. After the battle, Lincoln made a decision that would change the war and the country.

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What is an abolitionist?
Someone who wanted to get rid of slavery.

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What is Dred Scott?
This person went to court because he said he should be free because he temporarily lived in two free states.

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Who is Chief Sitting Bull?
This Native American became the principal Sioux chief in 1867.

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What is the Monroe Doctrine?
In 1923, President James Monroe had warned European countries not to interfere with nations in the Western Hemisphere. This is known as the _________ __________.

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What is the Battle of Bull Run?
President Lincoln sent 35,000 troops to this stream. This was the battle where Thomas Jackson got his nickname "Stonewall".

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What is a siege?
A military blockade designed to make a city surrender.

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Who is William Lloyd Garrison?
This person wrote "The Liberator". He was also an abolitionist.

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What is the Battle of Wounded Knee?
In this battle, U.S. soldiers attacked a group of Sioux warriors. The U.S. soldiers killed 150 of them.

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Who is Russia?
This country offered to sell it territory of Alaska to the U.S. for 7.2 million dollars in 1866.

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