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Mrs terndrup vocab

TermDefinition
Popular Sovereignty Policy of letting the people in a territory decide whether slavery would be allowed there
Seneca Falls Convention The first women's rights convention in U.S. history, held in 1848
Missouri Compromise 1820 agreement calling for the admission of Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state, and outlawing slavery in future states to be created north of 36degrees 30' N latitude
Compromise of 1850 Agreement designed to ease tensions caused by the expansion of slavery into western territories
Fugitive Slave Act Part of the compromise of 1850, a law ordering all citizens of the U.S. to assist in the return of slaves
Nullify to render or declare legally void or inoperative
Turners rebellion unsuccessful slave revolt led by nat turner in 1831
Abolitionist Movement movement to end slavery
Suffrage the right to vote
Fort Sumter federal fort in the harbor of charleston south carolina; the confederate attack on the for marked the start of the civil war
Secede to withdraw formally from a memebership in a group or organization
Emancipation Proclamation A presidential decree by president lincoln, effective january 1, 1863, that freed slaves in confederate-held territory
Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 1854 law that called for the creation of these two new territories
Dredd Scott v. Sanford 1857 supreme court decision that stated that slaves were not citizens
Section a geographic region
Tariff tax on foreign goods imported into a country
Transcontinetal Railroad railway extending from coast to coast
13th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. constitution, ratified in 1865, abolishing slavery.
14th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. constitution, ratified in 1868, defining national citizenship and forbidding the states to restrict the basic rights of citizens or other persons.
15th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. constitution, ratified in 1870, prohibiting the restriction of voting rights “on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Radical Republicans group of congressmen from within the republican party who believed that the civil war had been fough over the moral issue of slavery
Confederate States of America Association of 7 seceding southern states formed in 1861
Gettysburg Address A famous speech by the president lincoln on the meaning of the civil war, given in novemeber 1863 at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the battle of gettysburg
Reconstruction program implemented by the federal government between 1865 and 1877 to repair the damage to the south caused by the civil war and restore the southern states to the union
Compromise 1877 agreement in which democrats agreed to give rutherford b hayes the victory in the presdiential election of 1876, and hayes, in return agreed to remove the remaining federal troops from southern states
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