Flashcards in Chapter 16✏️ Deck (30):
What was the Wilmot Proviso?
A proposal that would ban slavery from any land that America acquired Mexico but never passed
Who won the Election of 1848?
What was the name for the bills that dealt with slavery in the states added since the
Compromise of 1850
What required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves in 1850?
The Fugitive Slave Act
Anyone who aided a fugitive slave could be, what two things?
Fined or put in prison
What did the enforcement of this act do?
Move in the north
What increased the amount of territory open to slaveholding in the U.S.?
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
What is popular sovereignty?
Letting people decide for themselves about an issue
Which territory was the first to have blood shed over slavery?
Who was the violent abolitionist that believed God had chosen him to end slavery?
What happened in the Sumner Brooks Incident?
Charles Summer pushed against those for slavery including Andrew P. Butler so Andrew's cousin, Rep. Preston Brooks,walked into a senate meeting and beat Charles with his cane
What did Antislavery Whigs & Democrats, and Free Soilers join together to
The Republican Party
Who did Dred Scott sue?
What did the Dred Scott Decision do to the nation?
Basically stated that the constitution protected slavery
Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that ruled on the Dred Scott case?
Roger B. Taney
According to the Dred Scott Decision, what did the Constitution do?
What Senate race became the center of national attention?
Lincoln vs. Douglas
What party was each candidate a part of?
What was the main topic of the debates during that election?
Who won the Illinois Senate race?
What was the name of the event when John Brown led men to attack a weapon
Raid on Harper's Ferry
What was Brown hoping to start at the Raid on Harpers Ferry?
Begin an uprising against slaveholders
After this event, what became a rallying cry for many abolitionists?
Brown was executed of treason
What was the first state to secede from the Union?
After seven states seceded, what was formed on Feb. 4, 1861?
Delegates formed a new nation
How did the Confederate States of America justify secession?
Belief in states' rights
Who was the first President of the CSA?
Whose hands did President Lincoln say the possibility of war was in?
Confederate guns opened fire on what on April 12, 1861?