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Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico.

Wilmot Proviso

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Decision by a state to leave the Union.

Secession

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Series of measures that were intended to settle the disagreements between the free and slave states.

Compromise of 1850

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Idea that people living in a territory should make their own decisions, especially the decision to admit slavery.

Popular sovereignty

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Senator from Illinois who worked to pass the Compromise of 1850.

Stephen A. Douglas

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13th president.

Millard Fillmore

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Law that provided for harsh treatment for escaped slaves and for those who helped them.

Fugitive Slave Act

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Laws passed by Northern states forbidding the imprisonment of escapes slaves.

Personal liberty laws

8

Secret network of people who hid fugitive slaves who went north to freedom

Underground Railroad

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Famous "conductor" of the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman

10

Author of the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Antislavery novel.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Law that split Nebraska into the territories of Nebraska and Kansas and allowed for popular sovereignty there.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

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Fierce opponent of slavery who led a raid that five proslavery people.

John Brown

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Nickname given to e Kansas Territory because of the bloody violence there.

Bleeding Kansas

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14th president.

Franklin Pierce

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Favoring native-born people over immigrants.

Nativism

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Political party form to stop influence of immigrants.

Know-Nothing Party

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Political party form to oppose extending slavery in the territories.

Free-Soil Party

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Political party form to oppose extending slavery in the territories.

Republican Party

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Newspaper editor who strongly supported the newly formed Republican Party.

Horace Greeley

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Republican candidate in the 1856 presidential election.

John C. Frémont

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15th President.

James Buchanan.

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Slave who was briefly taken by his owner into free territory.

Dred Scott

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Chief Justice who wrote the ruling Dred Scott case.

Roger B. Taney

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President during the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln

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Idea that any territory could ban slavery by simply refusing to pass laws supporting it.

Freeport Doctrine

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Location of federal arsenal that John Brown raided to get guns to arm slaves.

Harpers Ferry

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"Confederate Sates of America," formed in 1861 by the Southern states that seceded from the Union.

Confederancy

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President of the Confederate States of America.

Jefferson Davis