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Chapter 9 History

Vocabulary Words

Missouri Compromise An 1820 agreement by congress that sllowed slavery south a line drawn west ward from the southern border of Missouri and forbade slavery north of the line
albolitionist One who wanted to abolish slavery in the United States as soon as possible.
Secession The action taken if a state decided to leave the Union.
Compromise of 1850 An agreement by Congress that allowed California to enter the Union as a free state, but guaranteed the protection of slavery with a stronger fugitive slave law that ordered every American citizen to return.
Naval blockade The use of a fleet of ships to prevent ships carrying supplies from reaching ports.
Blockade runner A low-lying steamship paint gray to match the ocean and fool pursuers that was able to slip through the naval blockade.
conscript To force to join the military.
buffaloes A man in the Tidewater region that hid rather than fight for the confederacy.
Emancipation Proclamation A Union general posted the posted the announcement at the right, declared the freedom of enslaved african americans.
Dred Scott v. Sanford The U.S Spreme court delivered a shattering blow to antislavery forces. Scott was a enslaved person once owned by a U.S army doctor. After the army, the doctor lived in Missouri with Scott. Scott argued that he was a free because he lived where slavery wa
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