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lincoln vocabulary test 2

lincoln vocabulary test 2

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emancipate

to free (a slave) from bondage

civil war

a war between political factions or regions within the same country

dignitary

person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government

compromise

an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles

assassination

murder premeditatedly and tracherously

mortify

humiliate or shame, as by injury to one's pride or self-respect

blockade

isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit

meticulous

a meticulous craftsman

martial law

law temporarily imposed upon an area by state or national military forces when civil authority has broken down or during wartime military operations

proclamation

indicate or make known publicly or openly

Union

northern states of the US during Civil War

Confederacy

southern states of the US during the Civil War

Gettysburg address

notable short speech made by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, PA

assailant

person who attacks

Ford's Theater

place in which Lincoln was assassinated