Abraham Lincoln (United States Presidents) by Anne Welsbacher

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Execute - to put to death in accordance with the law. ferry - to carry across a narrow body of water in a boat or other craft. House of Representatives - a group elected by Americans to help decide laws for the whole country; its members are called representatives. legislature - the lawmaking group of a state or country. A legislator is someone who makes and passes laws. militia - citizens trained for war or emergencies; the National Guard. 30 perish - to die. platform - a public statement of principles of a politician or political party.

Also called the Confederacy. S. It is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. conscription - forced enrollment by law in a country’s armed forces. Constitution - the laws that govern the United States. debate - to discuss a question or topic, often publicly. discharge - to be released from service. elect - to choose by voting. A person chosen twice in a row for the same office is re-elected. execute - to put to death in accordance with the law. ferry - to carry across a narrow body of water in a boat or other craft.

19 Bull Run, Battle of 21 Burnside, Ambrose 21 C children 5, 13, 16, 17, 22 Civil War 4, 5, 19, 20, 25, 28, 29 Compromise of 1820 18 Confederate States of America 5, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28 Confiscation Acts 20, 21 Crittenden Compromise 19 D death 5, 29 Douglas, Stephen A. 18, 19 Dred Scott decision 19 E education 4, 8, 9 Emancipation Proclamation 23 F Ford’s Theater 28 Fort Sumter 19 H Harris, Clara 28 hobbies 8 Homestead Act 22 Hooker, Joseph 21 J jobs 4, 9, 10, 11 Johnson, Andrew 28 K Kansas-Nebraska Act 18 L lawyer 4, 12, 13, 17 Lee, Robert E.

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