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Civil War Erupts Vocabulary Copy the vocabulary and the definitions on a piece of paper.

Civil War Erupts Vocabulary Copy the vocabulary and the definitions on a piece of paper

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  • Civil War Erupts VocabularyCopy the vocabulary and the definitions on a piece of paper.

  • Fort SumterFort in South Carolina where the Civil War Began

  • Secedeto withdraw from or split away fromThe South seceded from the Union when Lincoln was elected president

  • ConfederacyWhat the states that had seceded called themselves

  • Jefferson DavisElected president of the Confederacy

  • Robert E. LeeMain commander of the Confederate army

  • Border StatesStates between the North and the South - Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland

  • Washington D.C.Capital of the Union

  • Richmond, VirginiaCapital of the Confederacy

  • Abraham LincolnPresident of the Union

  • King CottonCotton was the most important agricultural product in the South.The South made a great deal of money on exporting cotton

  • Anaconda PlanUnion plan to cut the South in half making it difficult to supply the troopsNamed after a big snake

  • blockadean effort to cut off food, supplies, war material or communications from a particular area by forceThe Union tried to blockade the Confederacy