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the amendment that abolished slavery in the United States​

Thirteenth Amendment

the amendment that guaranteed citizenship to anyone born in the United States

Fourteenth Amendment

​the amendment that gave citizens of the United States the right to vote

Fifteenth Amendment

the withdrawing of the states from the Union during the Civil War​

the time period after the Civil War when the South was allowed to regain their statehood and rights as citizens of the United States​

Reconstruction Era

people had the right to make the laws that benefited the majority of their own state​

popular sovereignty

the name chosen by the eleven southern slave states that seceded from the Union to form their own government

Confederate States 
of America

elected leader of the Confederacy during the Civil War

Jefferson Davis

Abraham Lincoln's document that ordered the slaves to be freed from the territories that were still at war with the Union​

Emancipation Proclamation

​the Confederate military commander who surrendered, ending the Civil War

Robert E. Lee

taxes that are imposed on imported and exported goods by the government​


the Supreme Court ruling that said a slave could not be a citizen of the United States and later contributed to the start of the Civil War

Dred Scott Decision

the military commander who led the Union Army during the Civil War​

Ulysses S. Grant
a contractual agreement where one person works for minimal or no wages to pay back money provided by another​

indentured servitude

Plessy v. Ferguson

the treatment of human beings as property​

a Supreme Court ruling that required public facilities for people of different races to be separate but equal
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