Level 131
Level 132

Slavery History


22 words 0 ignored

Ready to learn       Ready to review

Ignore words

Check the boxes below to ignore/unignore words, then click save at the bottom. Ignored words will never appear in any learning session.

All None

Ignore?
Indentured servants
form of debt bondage, established in the early years of the American colonies and elsewhere. Time of servitude could be extended. When time of service was complete, they could be given land/property; white slaves
Merchant
a trader who bought and sold goods with foreign traders.
Auction
a public sale where property or goods are sold to the highest bidder.
Branded
Burnt with a hot iron to leave an identifiable mark.
Master
the owners of the slave.
Plantations
large farms on which slaves grew crops such as cotton or tobacco.
Tarred and feathered
a punishment that involved slaves being covered in tar and then covered in feathers.
Shackles
a pair of metal fastenings placed around the ankles or wrists of a prisoner or captive.
Constitution
This document is the outline of the government of the US. It also says that power comes from the people (popular sovereignty). The Constitution is divided into different sections - a Preamble, the Articles,…
Federal government
the government which made the laws that had to be obeyed all over the country.
Emancipation
The freeing of slaves.
Abolitionists
wanted to abolish slavery
Supreme Court
This highest court that was empowered to rule on the constitutionality of decisions made by state courts
Union
List two advantages of the Union and two advantages of the Confederacy during the war.
Confederacy
A loose union of independent states; name of government used by the southern states that seceded from the Union.
Civil War
Confederacy (the Southern states) vs. Union (the Northern states), 1861-1864
Contraband
Military supplies and raw materials needed to make military supplies.
The 'Yankees'
the Union army.
The Confederacy
The Confederate States of America. The 11 Southern states that withdrew from the Union in 1860-61.
Freedman's Bureau
established in 1865 by Congress to help former black slaves and poor whites in the South in the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War (1861-65). Some 4 million slaves gained their freedom as a re…
Sharecropping
a farmer giving part of their crops as rent for the land on which the crops are grown, instead of money.
segregation
legal separation of people based on racial, ethnic, or other differences
Level 133