UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 

UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 


Key Questions

  1. Who were the new immigrants at this time, and why did they come to America?

  2. What issues were important to reformers?  Were the reformers successful?

  3. Why did Sectionalism arise?

  4. What were the key issues that Northerners and Southerners disagreed on?

  5. What were the main causes of the Civil War, and how was slavery an important part of all the causes?
  6. What were the Union advantages and disadvantages in the war?  What were the Confederate advantages and disadvantages in the war?  Why did the Union win?
  7. How did the Emancipation Proclamation change the character of the Civil War?
  8. In what ways is the Civil War a good example of a "total war"?


Key Dates

  1. 1861-1865:  Civil War


Key Terms
Know the meaning and significance of each term

  1. Nativists

  2. Abolition

  3. Suffrage

  4. Seneca Falls Convention

  5. Textile mills

  6. Interchangeable parts

  7. Cotton gin

  8. Sectionalism

  9. "King Cotton"

  10. Underground Railroad

  11. Compromise of 1850

  12. Uncle Tom's Cabin

  13. Fugitive Slave Act

  14. Popular sovereignty

  15. Kansas-Nebraska Act

  16. Bleeding Kansas

  17. Dred Scott case

  18. Raid on Harper's Ferry

  19. Compromise of 1850
  20. Secession
  21. Confederate States of America
  22. Total war
  23. Antietam
  24. Emancipation Proclamation
  25. Massachusetts 54th Regiment
  26. Gettysburg
  27. Sherman's March to the Sea
  28. Appomattox



Key People
What did these people achieve during this time period?

  1. Eli Whitney

  2. Samuel Morse

  3. Frederick Douglass

  4. Harriet Tubman

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe

  6. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  7. Henry Clay

  8. Daniel Webster

  9. Stephen Douglass

  10. Abraham Lincoln

  11. John Brown

  12. Jefferson Davis

  13. Robert E. Lee

  14. Ulysses S. Grant


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