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governement subject to the will of the people before the Civil War, the idea that people living in a territory had the right to decide by voting if slavery would be allowed there.

Popular Sovereignty

2

withdrawl from the union

Secession

3

a railway system extending across the continent

Transcontinental Railroad

4

the continuation of life or existence

Survival

5

the capacity, degree and accuracy of ones consciousness, awareness or comprehension.

Perception

6

practice of letting voters accept or reject measures proposed by the legislature

Referendum

7

an act of rebellion against the established government

Insurrection

8

communication by letters

Correspondance

9

to prepare or devise according to a systematized statement or formula

Formulate

10

the law administered by military forces that is invoked by a government in an emergency

Martial Law

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an agreement or pledge to do something in the future

Commitment

12

to establish authority by force

Impose