Flashcards in Creating America-Chapter 15 Deck (23):
Why try to keep the same number of free and slave states?
The government wanted to do this to try to keep the balance in Congress
This let these states decide for themselves
Letting the states decide for themselves
Compromise of 1850
A series of congressional laws intended to suck though the major disagreements between the free and slave states.
The fugitive slave act
This act stated that the Northerners had to turn in the fugitive slave
"Uncle Tom's cabin "
A novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe to show how bad did slavery laws
The Dred Scott decision
This stated that Dred Scott wasn't protected under the Constitution
Anti-slavery settlers who boycotted the government because 5000 Nazeri saddlers voted illegally. These anti-slavery people formed a government of their own
A federal arsenal tried to be taken over by John Brown
Debates for president in the north between Lincoln and Douglas
Beliefs of people in an election, what they thrive on, and how what they base their campaign on.
The Republican Party
The Republican Party was a party formed by the Northern Whigs
Election of 1860
The race for president in 1860. The candidates were Abraham Lincoln, John Breckenridge, John Bell, and Stephen Douglas
A compromise introduced in 1861 that might have prevented secession
To break away from something
The Confederate states of America
What the south called themselves after Seceding from the US
Extreme slavery abolitionist who killed five people in order to and slavery
Slave in Missouri, was taken to a territory where slavery was illegal, and she was denied rights in court
President of the Confederate states of America
Strong against slavery in the north and didn't want it to expand
Senator from Illinois who didn't want the federal government to pass new laws on slavery
He didn't want the federal government to pass new laws on slavery