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antislavery novel that changed Northern perceptions of slavery

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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informal but well organized system that helped thousands fo enslaved persons escape

Underground Railroad

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taking states out of the union

Secession

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act that organized the Nebraska territory

Kansas Nebraska Act

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the idea that citizens of each new territory should be allowed to decide if they wanted to permit slavery or not

Popular Sovereignty

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The first battle between those favoring the extension of slavery and those opposing it took place in?

Kansas

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The issue of slavery's expansion divided the country not along party lines, but along...

Sectional Lines

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A free person of color could be falsely taken into custody under the terms of the

Fugitive Slave Act

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If California entered the Union as a free state, the slaveholding states would become a minority in the ...

Senate

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Who was the senator that proposed popular sovereignty as the solution to slavery's expansion?

Lewis Cass

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legalized slavery in the Kansa territory

Lecompton Constitution

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enslaved man whose Missouri slaveholder had taken him to live in free territory

Dred Scott

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officially organized in 1854 at a convention in Michigan

Republican Party

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rebellion

insurrection

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better known as the "know nothings"

American Party

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In 1858 the Illinois Republican nominee for the Senate was a relative unkown named

Abraham Lincoln

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act had enraged many people who opposed the extension of slavery because it repealed the..

Missouri Compromise

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What became a political issue itself and further intensified the sectional conflict rather than removing the issue of slavery in the territories from politics as hoped?

The Dred Scott Decision

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The Democratic nominee for presiden in 1856 was James Buchanan. His record in Congress showed that he believed the best way to save the Union was to make concessions to...

The South

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Stephen A. Douglas's reply that he accepted the Dred Scott ruling, but argued that people could still keep slavery out by refusing to pass the laws needed to regulate and enforce it, became known as the

Freeport Doctrine

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a new nation, the Confederate States of America

Confederacy

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when the military takes control of an area, replacing civilian authorities and suspending certain civil rights

Martial Law

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proposed several amendements to the Constitution concerning slavery issues

John J. Crittenden

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candidate of the Constitutional Union Party who campaigned to uphold both the Constitution and the Union

John Bell

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chosen as president of the Confederate States of America

Jefferson Davis

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President Lincoln's declaration that the Union would hold on to federal property in the Southern states clearly referred to

Washington D.C

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The convention of the Confederate states drafted a constitution containing a provision that

guaranteed slavery in their territory

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The Southern Democrats organized their own convention in 1860 and nominated

John C. Breckinridge

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The dissolution of the Union began in the state where anti-Northern secessionist sentiment had long been intense

South Carolina

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When delegates at the Republicans' Chicago convention in 1860 became convinced that their first choice, William Seward, might not have wide appeal in the North, the party turned to..

Abraham Lincoln