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dred scott
Slave who sued for his freedom in the federal courts (2 words)
civil war
Conflict between citizens in the same country (2 words)
bell
Constitutional Union party candidate in 1860 from Tennessee;
border ruffians
Missourians who crossed over into Kansas just to vote in their election to determine the status of slavery in the territory (2 words)
breckinridge
Southern Democrats' candidate for President in 1860 from the great state of KY
republican
Lincoln's political party
california
Admitted as a free state by the Compromise of 1850
taylor
President elected in 1848; Mexican War h
abstain
to not cast a vote
underground railroad
Network of free African Americans and whites that helped runaway slaves escape into freedom (2 words)
washington
Slave trade prohibited here according to Compromise of 1850
robert e lee
Marine Colonel who captured John Brown
bleeding kansas
Term used to describe the violence in Kansas after passage of the K-N Act (2 words)
freeport doctrine
Stephen Douglas' claims that people could exclude slavery anywhere if the people simply refuse to pass laws protecting slaveholders' rights( 2 words)
fugitive slave act
Required all citizens of the country to help catch runaway slaves (3 words)
compromise of 1850
Admitted CA as a free state, abolished the slave trade in DC, and pushed for a stricter fugitive slave law (3 words)
taney
Supreme Court Chief Justice who issued the Dred Scott decision
henry clay
Author of the Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850
south carolina
State where first shots of Civil War were fired
john brown
Abolitionist responsible for the Pottawatomie Creek Massacre and raid at Harpers Ferry
popular sovereignty
Idea that people hold the final authority in government; allowing people to decide or vote on an issue; part of the K-N Act (2 words)
secession
Withdrawal from the Union of the United States
arsenal
Storage place for guns and ammunition
buchanan
President elected in 1856
kansas nebraska act
Organized territories west of Missouri and Iowa as Kansas and Nebraska; power of popular sovereignty(concerning slavery) given to people of Kansas (3 words)
douglas
Senator from Illinois who proposed the K-N Act;
davis
president of the confederacy
missouri compromise
Admitted Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state; all land north of 36 30 in the LA Territory free and all land south (2 words)slave
fortsumter
Site in South Carolina where the first shots of the Civil War were fired (2 words)
confederacy
Name for the southern states that seceded
simon legree
Arch villain in UNCLE TOM
martyr
person who dies for a great cause
harriet b stowe
author of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
fugitive
runaway from the law
wilmotproviso
Congressional proposal which stated that slavery would be prohibited in any lands acquired from the Mexican War (2 words)

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