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Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico

Wilmot Proviso

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decision by a state to leave the Union

Secession

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Series of measures that were intended to settle the disagreements between free states and slave states

Compromise of 1850

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Idea that people living in a territory should make their own decisions, especially the decision to admit slavery

Popular sovereignty

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Senator from Illinois who worked to pass the Compromise of 1850

Stephen A. Douglas

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13th president

Millard Fillmore

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Law that provided for harsh treatment for escaped slaves and for those who helped them

Fugitive Slave Laws

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Laws passed by Northern states forbidding the imprisonment of escaped slaves

Personal Liberty Laws

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Secret network of people who hid fugitive slaves who went north to freedom

Underground Railroad

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Famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman

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Author of the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Antislavery novel

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Law that split Nebraska into the territories of Nebraska and Kansas and allowed for popular sovereignty there

Kansas-Nebraska Act

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Fierce opponent of slavery who led a raid that killed five proslavery people

John Brown

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Nickname given to the Kansas Territory because of the bloody violence there

Bleeding Kansas

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14th president

Franklin Pierce

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Favoring native-born people over immigrants

Nativism

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Political party formed to stop the influence of immigrants

Know-Nothing Party

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Political party formed to oppose extending slavery in the territories

Free-Soil Party

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Political party formed to oppose extending slavery in the territories

Republican Party

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Newspaper editor who strongly supported newly formed Republican Party

Horace Greeley

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Republican candidate in the 1856 presidential election

John C. Frémont

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15th president

James Buchanan