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U.S_HIstory_Ch_10

Vocabulary for History

TermDefinition
Wilmot Proviso
Secession
Compromise of 1850
Popular Sovereignty Making Slavery legal
Fugitive Slave Act An act proposed by the South that said that the North should send back any escaped slaves back to their owners in the South
Underground Rail Road A system of escape that help slaves become free by providing places for them to stay and clothes to wear while they are on their journey heading to the North without any sense of direction but following the North Star
Uncle Tom's Cabin A famous book written by Harriet Beacher Stow that changed how Americans view slavery. It demanded that the United States deliver on the promise of freedom and equality.
Kansas Nebraska Act The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise, allowing slavery in the territory north of the 36° 30´ latitude.
Bleeding Kansasa
John Brown Believed that god had called upon him to abolish slavery from the face of the Earth for ever.
Nativism Favoring the interest of established inhabitants over those immigrants.
Know-Nothing A political party who had secret code names and handshakes and they also claimed that they didn't know anything consurning their political views.
Free-Soil Party A former political party that opposed the expansion of slavery into U.S Territories.
Republican Party One of the two primary political parties, organized in 1854 to oppose the extension of slavery.
Dred Scott
Freeport Doctrine
Confederate States of America
Created by: omedina