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Wilmot Proviso an 1846 proposal that outlawed slaver in any territory gained from the War with Mexico.
Free-Soil Party a political party dedicated to stoping the expansion of slavery.
Henry Clay a senator of Kentucky and helped create the Missouri Compromise in 1820.
Daniel Webster a senator fro Massachusetts, supported the compromise for sake of the Union.
Stephen A. Douglas a senator of Illinois, by the end of September, Douglas succeeded, and the plan, now known as the Compromise of 1850, it became a law.
Compromise of 1850 a series of congressional laws intended to settle he major disagreements between free states and slave states.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was outraged when she heard about the part of the Compromise of 1850 that would help slaveholders recapture runaway slaves.
Uncle Tom`s cabin a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852, which portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral.
Fugitive Slave Act an 1850 law to help slave holders recapture run away slaves.
Popular sovereignty a system in which the residents vote to decide an issue.
Kansa-Nebraska Act an 1854 law that established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and gave their residents the right to decide whether to allow slavery.
John Brown an extreme abolitionist.
Republican Party the political party formed in 1854 by opponents of slavery in the territories.
John C. Fremont was a national hero for his explorations in the West and be a strong presidential candidate in 1856 for republicans.
James Buchanan a democrat in the 1856 election and won.
Dred Scott v. Sanford an 1856 Supreme Court case in which a slave, Dred Scott, sued for his freedom because he had been taken to like in territories where slavery was illegal; the Court ruled against Scott.
Roger B. Taney Chief Justice delivered his opinion in the case.
Abraham Lincoln Illinois Republican to challenge Douglas for his U.S. Senate seat.
Harpers Ferry a federal arsenal in Virginia that was captured in 1859 during a slave revolt
Platform a statement of beliefs
Secede to withdrawal
Confederate states of America the confederation formed in 1861 by the southern states after there secession from the Union
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy
Crittenden plan a compromise introduced in 1861 that might have prevented secession.
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