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  • Missouri Compromise

    It was passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
  • Grimke Sisters

    Sarah and Angelina Grimke, known as the Grimke sisters, were 19th-century Southern American Quakers, educators and writers who were early advocates of abolitionism and women's rights.
  • Ida Tarbell

    United States writer remembered for her muckraking investigations into industries in the early 20th century
  • Chinese exclusion act of 1882

    Any of several acts forbidding the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States, originally from 1882 to 1892 by act of May 6, 1882, then from 1892 to 1902 by act May 5, 1892. By act of April 29, 1902, all existing legislation on the subject was reënacted and continued, and made applicable to the insular possessions of the United States.
  • Jefferson Davis

    an American statesman and leader of the confederacy during the American civil war, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, from 1861 to 1865.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

  • Fort Sumter

    a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter. 1829
  • Antietam

    also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the south, fought on Wednesday, September 17, 1862, was the first major battle in the American civil war to take place on Union soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with 22,717 dead, wounded and missing on both sides
  • Vicksburg

    was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. (1863)