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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

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Kansas-Nebraska Act

This let these states decide for themselves

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Popular sovereignty

Letting the states decide for themselves

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Compromise of 1850

A series of congressional laws intended to suck though the major disagreements between the free and slave states.

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The fugitive slave act

This act stated that the Northerners had to turn in the fugitive slave

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"Uncle Tom's cabin "

A novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe to show how bad did slavery laws

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The Dred Scott decision

This stated that Dred Scott wasn't protected under the Constitution

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Bleeding Kansas

Anti-slavery settlers who boycotted the government because 5000 Nazeri saddlers voted illegally. These anti-slavery people formed a government of their own

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Harper' Ferry

A federal arsenal tried to be taken over by John Brown

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Linclon-Douglas Debates

Debates for president in the north between Lincoln and Douglas

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Platform

Beliefs of people in an election, what they thrive on, and how what they base their campaign on.

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The Republican Party

The Republican Party was a party formed by the Northern Whigs

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Election of 1860

The race for president in 1860. The candidates were Abraham Lincoln, John Breckenridge, John Bell, and Stephen Douglas

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Crittenden plan

A compromise introduced in 1861 that might have prevented secession

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Secession/secede

To break away from something

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The Confederate states of America

What the south called themselves after Seceding from the US

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John Brown

Extreme slavery abolitionist who killed five people in order to and slavery

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Dred Scott

Slave in Missouri, was taken to a territory where slavery was illegal, and she was denied rights in court

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Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate states of America

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Abraham Lincoln

Strong against slavery in the north and didn't want it to expand

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Stephen Douglas

Senator from Illinois who didn't want the federal government to pass new laws on slavery

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John Bell

He didn't want the federal government to pass new laws on slavery

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John Breckenridge

A candidate from the South who insisted that the federal government protect slavery in every territory.