Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico
Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
Compromise of 1850
decisions made to help settle the disagreements between free states and slave states
idea that territories make their own decisions, especially on the issue of slavery
Stephen A. Douglas
Senator who worked to pass the Compromise of 1850
13th president of the US who supported the Compromise of 1850
Fugitive Slave Act
-law that imposed harsh punishment for escaped slaves and for anyone who helped them
personal liberty laws
laws that banned the imprisonment of escaped slaves and also guaranteed that escaped slaves would have jury trials.
network of hiding places and volunteers that hid fugitive slaves heading north to freedom. (Harriet Tubman)
an escaped slave who was a leader of the Underground Railroad
Harriet Beecher Stowe
author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
a novel about the horrors of slavery
law that split Nebraska into Nebraska and Kansas, and each state was allowed popular sovereignty (whether or not they wanted slavery).
opponent of slavery that led a raid (Bleeding Kansas) killing 5 proslavery people
nickname given to the territory because of the bloody violence there
14th US president
favoring native-born people over immigrants
political party formed by nativists to stop the influence of immigrants
-political party opposed extending slavery in the territories.
political party formed in 1854 opposing the extension of slavery in the territories
newspaper editor who founded/supported the Republicans
John C. Fremont
1st Republican presidential candidate
15th US president
slave who briefly resided with his owner in a free state. He claimed that this made him a free man
Roger B. Taney
In Dred Scott v. Sanford, this Chief Justice ruled that being in a free state did not make a slave free because slaves were considered property.
16th US president-President who opposed slavery and popular sovereignty
topic of debates was slavery in the territories
idea that any territory could ban slavery by refusing to pass laws supporting it.
location of the federal arsenal raided by John Brown to get guns to slaves
Confederate States of America, formed by the Southern States that seceded from the Union
President of the Confederate States of America