Flashcards in Chapter 16 Deck (29):
What was the Wilmot Proviso?
Proposal to ban all slavery in the land gained from Mexico
Who won the Election of 1848?
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 imprisoned
What did the enforcement of this act do?
Angered the north
What increased the amount of territory open to slaveholding in the U.S.?
What is popular sovereignty?
Letting the people decide on a important 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?
After senator summer lashed out against senator Butler Butler's cousin rep.Preston brooks beat summer with a cane
What did Antislavery Whigs & Democrats, and Free Soilers join together to become?
Who did Dred Scott sue?
His former owner
What did the Dred Scott Decision do to the nation?
Divides the nation
Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that ruled on the Dred Scott case?
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?
Democrats - Douglas
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 storage facility?
The raid on harpers ferry
What was Brown hoping to start at the Raid on Harpers Ferry?
After this event, what became a rallying cry for many abolitionists?
What was the first state to secede from the Union?
After seven states seceded, what was formed on Feb. 4, 1861?
How did the Confederate States of America justify secession?
They felt their states righted were being infringed on
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?