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Abraham Lincoln
The 16th President of the United States, who led the nation through the Civil War and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Fort Sumter
A federal fort in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired in April 1861, marking the beginning of the conflict.
13th Amendment
An amendment to the United States Constitution ratified in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the country.
Jefferson Davis
The President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
Emancipation Proclamation
An executive order issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, which declared slaves in Confederate states to be free.
15th Amendment
It granted African American men the right to vote, stating that the right to vote cannot be denied based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Ulysses S. Grant
A Civil War general that led the Union to victory.
This event led to the Civil War. It is used to refer to the division between the Northern and Southern states regarding the expansion of slavery into new territories.
14th Amendment
It granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, including former slaves, and provided equal protection under the law.
Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
A white supremacist hate group founded in the Southern United States in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Battle of Atlanta
A major battle during the Civil War where the Union forces under General William T. Sherman captured the city of Atlanta.
Freedmen's Bureau
A federal agency that aided newly emancipated African Americans in the South with education, employment, healthcare, and land ownership.
Robert E. Lee
A Confederate general during the Civil War. He surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the war.
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
A series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas during the 1858 Illinois Senate campaign.
Congressional Reconstruction
The period following the Civil War where Congress, rather than the President, directed the process of Reconstruction.

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