World History

In History (Social Studies) We are studying the Civil War, along with slavery in the United States before, during and after the Civil War.

Vocabulary Words Unit 2:

abolitionists – People who worked to end slavery in the United States
battlefields – Areas of land on which battles are fought.
Civil War – The Civil War was fought between North and South from 1861 to 1865.
destroyed – Ruined. A way can destroy or ruin homes, farms and cities
Emancipation Proclamation – A paper that said all slaves in the Confederate States were free.  It went into effect in 1863.
escape – To get free.
Fugitive Slave Act – A law passed in 1850 that said all escaped slaves must be returned to the South.
goal – Something a person wants and tries to get.
plantations – Very large farms where crops such as sugar cane, cotton and tobacco are grown.
quarreling – Arguing or not agreeing about something.
rebuild – To build something again.
Union – Another name for the United States.

We are reading: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl

Important People and Places

Harriet Tubman
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
Clara Barton
Fort Sumter
Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis