Word Reading efforts factions slaves abolish abolition abolitionist
Word Reading manacled suppressed embattled confined
Word Reading Abraham Lincoln hoped to abolish the buying and selling of slaves.
Word Reading Slave traders often suppressed slaves by keeping them manacled and confined.
Word Reading Fearing a rise in the abolition movement, the embattled southern states decided to leave the Union.
FabVocab African-Americans were enslaved until the middle 1800s. They had no rights and were forced to work long, hard hours. Context Clues Word Structure Apposition enslaveden + slave
enslaved – what happens to someone who is held against their will and forced to work
FabVocab Abraham Lincoln was important to the emancipation, or declaration of freedom, of African American. Context Clues Word Structure Apposition
Emancipation – the act of freeing someone from slavery Proclamation of Emancipation, 1862
Emancipation – the act of freeing someone from slavery By torchlight, a Union soldier reads the Emancipation Proclamation to a room of slaves and their children.
FabVocab The North and the South were unable to reach a compromise on slavery. Neither side would agree to give a little on the issue. Context Clues Word Structure Apposition
compromise – when an argument is ended because each side gives up something
FabVocab Many southern states seceded from the United States when Lincoln was elected president. The states left the Union because they feared Lincoln would outlaw slavery. Context Clues Word Structure Apposition
secede – disconnected from something, or left, as when the southern states seceded from the Union
FabVocab Abolitionists wanted to prohibit, or forbid, slavery. Context Clues Word Structure Apposition
prohibit– to forbid by law or by an order
FabVocab The country was so divided over the issue of slavery that some brothers were rivals during the Civil War; they fought on opposite sides. Context Clues Word Structure Apposition
rivals – individuals or groups competing against each other