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  1. 5th Grade Civil War Vocabulary Mrs. Thornburg’s version!

  2. Vocabulary words in this unit Border State Slave State Free State Draft Emancipation Casualties Camp Home Front Civilian Desert Total War Telegraph Union Confederacy Secession States’ Rights Fugitive Tariff Discrimination Abolitionist Sectionalism Popular Sovereignty Underground Railroad

  3. What do we call a place where people live for a time in tents, cabins, or other rough shelters?

  4. Camp

  5. What do we call the freeing of enslaved people?

  6. Emancipation

  7. What do we call government selection of people to serve in the military?

  8. Draft

  9. What do we call a slave state that stayed in the Union?

  10. Border States

  11. What do we call all the people in the country that are not in the military during wartime?

  12. Home front

  13. What do we call a state that did not have slavery?

  14. Free States

  15. What do we call a person that is not in the military?

  16. Civilian

  17. What do we call an idea that the people who live in a place make decisions for themselves?

  18. Popular Sovereignty

  19. What do we call a machine that sends electric signals over wires?

  20. Telegraph

  21. What do we call leaving the army without permission?

  22. Desert

  23. What do we call the strategy of destroying the enemy’s resources?

  24. Total War

  25. What do we call soldiers who are killed or wounded?

  26. Casualties

  27. What do we call the name chosen by the states that left the Union at the time of the Civil War?

  28. Confederacy

  29. What is another name for the United States?

  30. Union

  31. What do we call it when a part of a country leaves or breaks off from the rest?

  32. Secession

  33. What do we call a state that permitted slavery?

  34. Slave States

  35. What do we call a person who is running away?

  36. Fugitive

  37. What do we call loyalty to one part of the country?

  38. Sectionalism

  39. What do we call the idea that states should make their own decisions about matters that affect them; not the federal government?

  40. States’ rights

  41. What do we call a tax placed on imported goods?

  42. Tariff

  43. What do we call a series of escape routes and hiding places to bring slaves out of the South?

  44. Underground Railroad

  45. What do we call someone who joined the movement to abolish, or end, slavery?

  46. Abolitionist

  47. What do we call the unfair treatment of particular groups?

  48. Discrimination