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Blockade
The closing of an area to keep people and supplies from going in or out.
Abolitionist
A person who wants to end or abolish slavery
Reconstruction
A time in American history after the Civil War when laws were passed to rebuild the nation and bring the south's states back to the Union.
Underground Railroad
The network of people and places that helped enslaved African-Americans to escape to freedom in the North.
Impeach
To change a public official with wrongdoing while in office.
Compromise of 1850
Laws passed by congress providing that CA would enter the Union as a free state, and that the people would decide wheather or not they wanted slavery.
Total War
An all-out war against an entire people to destroy their ability and will to fight.
Missouri Compromise
A law passed by congress in 1820 that created an imaginary line between territories in the west where slavery would be allowed and in territories where it wouldn't be allowed.
Secession
Breaking away from the Union.
Sharecropping
A system where a farmer rents land by paying a shore of the crop raised on land.
Segregaton
The seperation of people, usually blacks and whites.
Blockade
The closing of an area to keep people and supplies from going in or out.