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Half Slave Half Free


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Half Slave Half Free

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  2. 2. Half Slave<br />and<br />Half Free<br />By Russel Freedman<br />
  3. 3. Word Reading<br />efforts<br />factions<br />slaves<br />abolish<br />abolition<br />abolitionist<br />
  4. 4. Word Reading<br />manacled<br />suppressed<br />embattled<br />confined<br />
  5. 5. Word Reading<br />Abraham Lincoln hoped to abolish the buying and selling of slaves.<br />
  6. 6. Word Reading<br />Slave traders often suppressed slaves by keeping them manacled and confined.<br />
  7. 7. Word Reading<br />Fearing a rise in the abolition movement, the embattled southern states decided to leave the Union.<br />
  8. 8. FabVocab<br />African-Americans were enslaved until the middle 1800s. They had no rights and were forced to work long, hard hours.<br /><br />Context Clues<br />Word Structure<br /><br />Apposition<br />enslaveden + slave<br />
  9. 9. enslaved – what happens to someone who is held against their will and forced to work<br />
  10. 10. FabVocab<br />Abraham Lincoln was important to the emancipation, or declaration of freedom, of African American.<br />Context Clues<br />Word Structure<br />Apposition<br /><br />
  11. 11. Emancipation – the act of freeing someone from slavery<br />Proclamation of Emancipation, 1862<br />
  12. 12. Emancipation – the act of freeing someone from slavery<br />By torchlight, a Union soldier reads the Emancipation Proclamation to a room of slaves and their children.<br />
  13. 13. FabVocab<br />The North and the South were unable to reach a compromise on slavery. Neither side would agree to give a little on the issue.<br /><br />Context Clues<br />Word Structure<br />Apposition<br />
  14. 14. compromise – when an argument is ended because each side gives up something<br />
  15. 15. FabVocab<br />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.<br /><br />Context Clues<br />Word Structure<br />Apposition<br />
  16. 16. secede – disconnected from something, or left, as when the southern states seceded from the Union<br />
  17. 17. FabVocab<br />Abolitionists wanted to prohibit, or forbid, slavery.<br />Context Clues<br />Word Structure<br /><br />Apposition<br />
  18. 18. prohibit– to forbid by law or by an order<br />
  19. 19. FabVocab<br />The country was so divided over the issue of slavery that some brothers were rivals during the Civil War; they fought on opposite sides.<br />Context Clues<br />Word Structure<br /><br />Apposition<br />
  20. 20. rivals – individuals or groups competing against each other<br />
  21. 21. GOOD JOB!<br />