Flashcards in Chapter 16 Deck (30):
What was the Wilmot Proviso?
A proposal that would ban slavery in any lands that the U.S. acquired from Mexico
It 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 imprisoned
What did the enforcement of this act do?
Caused more anger in the north
What increased the amount of territory open to slaveholding in the U.S.?
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?
Rep. Preston Brooks walked into the Senate chamber and hit Sumner with a 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?
Divided the nation even more
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?
It protected slavery
What Senate race became the center of national attention?
Lincoln vs. Stephen A. Douglas
What party was each candidate a part of?
Lincoln - Republican
Douglas - Democrat
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
The Raid on Harpers Ferry
What was Brown hoping to start at the Raid on Harpers Ferry?
A rebellion against slaveholders
After this event, what became a rallying cry for many abolitionists?
John Brown's death
What was the first state to secede from the Union?
After seven states seceded, what was formed on Feb. 4, 1861?
Confederate States of America
How did the Confederate States of America justify secession?
Belief of states' rights
Who was the first President of the CSA?
Whose hands did President Lincoln say the possibility of war was in?
The people's hands
Confederate guns opened fire on what on April 12, 1861?