Flashcards in Chapter 16 Deck (19):
What was the Wilmot Proviso?
Proposal that would ban slavery in any land that the U.S. acquired from 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?
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 choose 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?
Lashed those out against slavery
What did Antislavery Whigs & Democrats, and Free Soilers join together to become?
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?
What Senate race became the center of national attention?
Lincoln and Douglas debate
What party was each candidate a part of?
What was the main topic of the debates during that election?