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US His - Unit 3

Unit 3 Vocabulary List

TermDefinition
Abolitionist People that wanted the immediate end to slavery
Emancipation Proclamation Law passed in 1863 that freed all slaves in US States still in rebellion.
Popular Sovereignty Law that the people of a territory will determine if slavery will be allowed (Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska)
Fugitive Slave Act Law that required all US citizens to help recapture runaway slaves
Missouri Compromise Law passed in 1820 that made Missouri a Slave State, Maine a free State, and drew a line at 36 30' to show where slavery can spread.
Kansas-Nebraska Act Law that divided territory along the 40th parallel and let Popular Sovereignty determine slavery question.
Compromise of 1850 5 part deal that resolved issues regarding, California, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, and Slavery.
13th Amendment Former slaves are now officially free.
14th Amendment Former slaves are now officially citizens of US.
15th Amendment Former slaves can now vote.
Underground Railroad Method used to help slaves escape the Southern States.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe published in 1852 that helped lay the groundwork for the eventual US Civil War.
Dred Scott Slave that sued for his freedom. His case for freedom went to the US Supreme Court in 1857 but he lost the case.
Frederick Douglass After escaping from slavery, he wrote a book about his life as a slave and became a leader of the abolitionist movement.
Harriet Tubman Born into slavery, she escaped and worked on the Underground Railroad to rescue family and friends.
John Brown Abolitionist that attacked an armory in Virginia hoping to start a slave rebellion. He was captured, tried, found guilty and executed by hanging.
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of US. Leader of Union during Civil War.
Confederate States of America (CSA) Name for the Southern States that seceded from the US.
Emancipation Proclamation Act by President Lincoln that freed slaves in all US States still in rebellion.
Election of 1860 Election won by the Republican Candidate Abraham Lincoln. His election resulted in several southern states leaving the union.
Secession (Secede) To formally break away from
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