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Civil war & slavery

Civil war and slavery study stack

Abolitionist a person who want to completely get rid of slavery they thought slavery was sinful and wrong, included Eilliam Lloyd Garrison.
emancipate to free slaves from bondange or set free
Free Soil Party political party that wanted to stop the spread of slavery to new territories
underground railroad secret network that helped thousands of slaves go north to free states and canada in search of freedom
Uncle tom's cabin book that showed the north how terrible slavery was, written by harritt beacher stow
segregation term that means to separate because of race or color
cecede means to loeave the union as the south will do
states rights term that means states should have the final power not federal government
popular sovereignty residentce of the territories could decide for themselves if they want slavery or not wwhich made abolitionists and free soilers against it because they didn't want slavery at all.
frederick douglas runaway slave who became an abolitionist wrote a book and spoke very well
Kansas-nebraska act of 1854 Law - said Kansas and Nebraska can vote for or against slavery.
Bleeding Kansas Bleeding Kansas was the fight between pro- slavery and anti- slavery people in Kansas John Brrown led a massacre at potawattomie creek (killing 5 pro slavery people)
David Walker and/or "walker's appeal" panthlet that said that blacks should revolt and kill their masters
Henry Ward Beecher Abolitionists preecher who sent guns to anti-slavery people in Kanasas, disquised as boxes of bibles
Missouri Comprimise no slavery above the 36-30 line except in missouri Maine is a free state
Nat turner he led a slave rebellion where sixty whites and two hundred blacks were killed
John Brown he led a raid a Harpers Ferry, Virgina, arsenal, to arm slaves; became an abolitionists hero but was sentenced to death; was unsecesssfuls in arming all the slaves.
Abraham Lincoln after he was elected in 1860 many Southern states started to leave the US, so was against slavery spreading to the new territories
Dred Scott The supreme court said he was still a slave even though he lived in a northern state made it hard for court/cingress to pass laws to restrict or outlaw slavery.
Kansas/Nebraska Act This 1854 laww that started "bleeding Kansas" said settlers can decide the issue of slavery
Comprimise of 1850 This agreement had four parts including a new fugitive slave act and a free California and no slave trade in Washington D.C.
South before the cilvil war felt overpowered by the north and slavery should be expanded.
Harriett Tubman african americabn lady who helped more than 3300 slaves escape on the underground railroad
Levi Coffin he was an important white Quaker organizer of the Underground Railroad (not a slave; not African-American)
Cotton is King this means that cotton was important tot the economy of the United States
Fugitive Slave Act runaway slaves had to be rreturned to the south, southerners can go get their runaway slaves and those wwho helped runaways could pay fines or go to jail.
Cotton Gin led to increased demand for slaves in the south during the early 1800's
Pottawattamie Creek(Kansas) place wwheree John Brown held s battle against slavery
Border States Could decide wheater to join the North or the South(to decide whether they want slavery or no slavery) included Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland
South Carolina Secession event that began the Civil War
1858 Lincoln Debates Lincoln lost but it was important because he became well known an paved the way for his 1860 election
South Carolina seceded after Lincoln was elected
Gulf States also cakked the ddeeo south thad more slaves because they had a better climate to ggrow crops and more coton and tobacco plantations
South Carolina seceded after Lincoln was elected
John Calhoun would most likely have said slavery is a positive good for slaves and states should be able to seceed from the union
Gulf States also cakked the ddeeo south thad more slaves because they had a better climate to ggrow crops and more coton and tobacco plantations
Cotton Production before the war it waas about 50% of the edonomy, was highest in the gulf states and was mostly picked by slaves.
John Calhoun would most likely have said slavery is a positive good for slaves and states should be able to seceed from the union
Jefferson Davis president of the confederate states in favor of slavery
slavery before the war slaves were disiplined with whips and worked for long hours without pay and were completed exausted. There were more than 4 million slaves in the whole United States in 1860
David Walker he wrote a pnthlet or an appeal for slaves to be freed from their masters
Stephen Douglas Senator who was for popular sovernity in the territories campained against Lincoln in the famous Lincoln Douglas debates for senator
Sectionalism when sections of the country separate from each other with an issue like slavery.
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