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Pre-Civil War

TermDefinition
Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights advocate
William Lloyd Garrison Published "The Liberator," and was ardently opposed to slavery
Angelina Grimke Weld From South Carolina, she supported women's rights and the abolition of slavery
Antebellum In or of the period before the American Civil War
Frederick Douglass U.S. Abolitionist and orator, who served as an advisor to Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War
Compromise of 1850 Attempted to compromise by passing the Fugitive Slave Act , banning slave trade in DC, admitting California as a free state, splitting up the Texas territory, and allowing Popular Sovereignty.
Dred Scott Case Supreme Court case which ruled that slaves are not citizens but property. It fueled abolitionist movement, and hailed as victory for the South.
John Brown's Raid (1859) an incident in which abolitionist John Brown and others captured a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in hope of starting a slave rebellion.
Kansas Nebraska Act 1854 - Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.
Missouri Compromise Compromise of 1820" over the issue of slavery in Missouri. Missouri would enter as a slave state and Maine would enter as a free state. All states North of the 36th parallel would be free states and all the South slave states.
Uncle Tom's Cabin A best-selling novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852, that portrayed slavery as a great moral evil.
Popular Sovereignty A Pre-Civil War political doctrine that held that individual states should decide whether to permit slavery or not.
Fugitive Slave Act 1850) a law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholders.
Secession Formal withdrawal of states or regions from a nation
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