Chapter 8 Target 3

The end of the Civil War

The Vocabulary:

Emancipation Proclamation

An order issued by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It announced that enslaved people in the Confederate states were free.
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Appomattox Court House

Where the Confederacy's General, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union's General, General Usyless S. Grant.
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13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment of the U.S. constitution makes slavery illegal. The law was passed by the senate on April 8, 1864. It was passed by the House on January 31, 1865. It became a law on December 6, 1865.
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14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment is about equal citizenship rights and equal protection laws. The law was adopted on July 9, 1868.
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15th Amendment

The 15th amendment prohibits state and federal government from letting people vote because of their race.
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Important People:

Robert Hickman:

He was one of the very few slaves that learned how to read and write. When the slaves all were free he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and became a very influential member in the african american population.
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Main Idea Questions:

What problems did former slave Robert Hickman have when he settled in Minnesota?

People reacted in different ways. Some workers thought that the newcomers might take their jobs. Others greeted them openly.
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What are 2 ways the Civil War affected Minnesota?

One was that Minnesota had been one of the first states to send soldiers to fight for the union. They sent about 25,000 men to fight. The second is that Minnesota fought in a lot of the big battles like Antietam or Gettysburg.
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Where did the Civil War end?

The Appomattox Court house in Appomattox, VA, when General Lee surrendered to General Grant.
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Name 3 ways the people in Minnesota supported the war and the soldiers:

1. They raised money to help soldier's families

2. They sent care packages

3. They sent letters

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