Flashcards in US History Chapter 8 People and Events Deck (20):
proposal of addition to war appropriations bill. It proposed that in any territory that the United States gained from Mexico "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist."
group that opposed slavvery in the "free soil" of western territories.
Free Soil Party
end of 1849; 80,000 forty-niners had arrived to look for gold
splitting of Henry Clays original proposal in order to get all the original parts passed.
Compromise of 1850
Any ordinary citizen can accuse and take runaway slaves into court.
Fugitive Slave Act
system of helping enslaved persons escape
most famous conductor of underground railroad
book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, that exploited slavery
Uncle Tom's Cabin
US paid $10 million for this territory, present day Arizona, and New Mexico
made Kansas and Nebraska states, and repealled Missouri Compromise
Kansas Nebraska Act
Coalition of whigs and democrats
man (enslaved) who sued for his freedom after his slave holder had him live in free territory
making Kansas a slave state, Lecompton was where the document was drafted
Douglas said he accepted Dred Scott ruling, but argued people could still keep slavery out by refusing to pass laws needed to regulate and enforce
abolishionist, developed plain to seize the federal arsenal free and arm enslaved people, begin rebellion against slaveholders, led raid on Harper Ferry
nominated by the solution democrats in the 1860 election
John C. Breckinridge
candidate for election from the constitutional union party
one of the only forts to remain out of Southern hands
John J. Crittenden proposed several amendments to the constitution that would avoid civil war