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1

what caused the Missouri compromise?

the need for balance between free and slave states

2

who negotiated the Missouri compromise?

Henry Clay

3

what was the Missouri Compromise?

Missouri became a slave state Maine broke from Massachusetts and became a free stat, slavery was outlawed above the latitude 36 30

4

besides views in slavery, what else divided the north and south?

Tariffs

5

why didn't the south like the tariffs?

they felt that they only benefited the north

6

what was the Nat Turner rebellion?

Nat turner (a slave) freed slaves on Virginia farms and killed 60 whites

7

what resulted because of this rebellion?

more severe slave codes

8

why wasn't Texas annexed right away?

fear of imbalance between slave and free states

9

what did the addition of the Mexican cession do?

gave southerners hope that slavery would spread to the pacific ocean.

10

what was the Wilmont proviso?

would outlaw slavery in the Mexican cession

11

why was the "free soil" party formed?

to prevent slavery from spreading

12

what is popular sovereignty?

allowing the people to vote on the decision

13

what was the California compromise?

California became free Utah and new mexico got to vote whether or not they were a slave state, slave trade was banned in Washington DC and and a stronger fugitive slave law was enforced.

14

who revealed that some southerners opposed slavery?

the Grimke sisters

15

who wrote the north star?

Ex-Slave Fredrick Douglass

16

what was the underground railroad?

a network of safe houses to help slaves escape to freedom.

17

who wrote uncle toms cabin?

Harriet beecher Stowe

18

what was uncle toms cabin about?

depicted slavery as morally wrong and inspired many to join the abolitionist cause.