Battles
Vocabulary Lesson 9
Slavery
Indians
Expanding Westward/Overseas

100

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

100

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

100

Big farms where slaves usually worked.
What is plantations?

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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