Study Guide Unit 1

Question Answer
Copperheads A vocal faction of democrats in the United States
Emancipation Proclamation It was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln
Total War a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
War of Attrition It 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
Amnesty an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses.
Black Codes Laws passed by Democrat-controlled Southern states in 1865 and 1866
Carpetbaggers a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections.
Sharecroppers a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent.
Compromise of 1877 a purported informal, unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election
Reconstruction acts 1867 laid out the process for readmitting Southern states into the Union
What killed more soldiers in the civil war than battle? Sickness and Hunger killed more people
What is the Anaconda Plan? 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?
What were the Jim Crow Laws?
What is the Crittenden Compromise?
What was the outcome of Plessy v Ferguson?
Who were the South relying on to help in the Civil War? ( 2 Countries in Europe
Who led the South in the Battle of Shiloh?
What kind of ruler was George McClellon? (Reluctant or Brave)
What year did Congress allow African Americans to fight in the War?
What stated that any slave living in a rebelling state was free?
What was the 54th Massachusetts infantry?
Where did the South surrender?
What is Reconstruction?
Who killed Abraham Lincoln?
What did the 13th Amendment do?

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