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Civil War Cause Voc

These are causes of the civil war.

TermDefinition
Nullification This is when states legally refuse to obey federal laws that are deemed unconstitutional.
John Brown He was a white man who led attacks on people for the cause of slavery to end and is most famous for the raid on Harper’s Ferry.
Kansas-Nebraska Act It was a bill that stated Kansas and Nebraska could choose whether or not to allow slavery by popular vote.
Dred Scott Decision This was when Dred Scott went to trial over the fact that he had to go back to the South as a Slave after he had spent time in the North w/ his master. It was when all blacks were considered property not people.
Stephen A. Douglass He was the leader of the Democratic Party and was the one who encouraged states to have popular vote on whether they will be a slave state or not.
Compromise of 1850 It was a group of 5 bills to balance out slavery and make both the North and South happy.
"Bleeding Kansas" The citizens of Kansas were given the right to vote on if slavery should be legal or not, and many people from other states illegally voted and caused violence.
Popular Sovereignty It is when states were allowed to decide whether or not they would have slaves by the popular vote of the people in the slaves.
Lecompton Contitution It was a constitution that outlined the goods of slavery such as protecting slaveholding, a bill of rights that excluded blacks.
Fugitive Slave Laws These were about returning escape slaves back to their masters and that the government can have any consequences for those that helped the slaves escape.
Secession This was when states tried to separate themselves from the Union due to disliking the North.
Transcontinental Railroad It linked the west to the east, coast to coast, and allowed more people to gain land.
Missouri Compromise This is the agreement that Missouri can be a slave state but Maine would be added as a free state.
Election of 1860 This was when Abraham Lincoln was elected. He was the candidate for the Republicans and most of the North. He won with very little hope from the South.
Daniel Webster He was a great speaker for the government and urged the Compromise of 1850.
John C. Calhoun He pushed South Carolina to the verge of seceding from the Union. He was a big supporter of slavery
Charles Sumner An American politician & senator from Massachusetts
Sectionalism This is when one pays more attention to his/her cause rather than that of others.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Written by Harriet Beecher Stow; opened people’s eyes to the harshness of slavery to those who hadn’t experienced it
Harriet Beecher Stowe She wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin and was an abolitionist during slavery times.
Barnburners An anti-slavery faction
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