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Slavery & Sect.

Slavery & Sectionalism

slave code set of laws about slavery under which all slaves in Georgia lived
antebellum pre-Civil War period of U.S. History
abolitionists wanted to do away with slavery
urban city-centered
rural farm-centered
tariff a tax on imports
slave states states that allowed slavery
free states states that no longer allowed slavery or were in the process of abolishing it
nullification act of making legally null and void
States' rights rights and powers held by individual states rather than by federal government
Underground Railroad informal system of routes and safe houses that helped slaves escape to the North
annexed added
manifest destiny belief that America was destined to expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
free soil idea that slavery should not be interfered with where it already existed and the national government had the right to keep it from spreading into new territories
popular sovereignty an idea that allows the people in a new territory to decide an issue
Compromise of 1850 CA would be a free state, slave trading ended in DC, Texas gave up NM for $, NM & Utah decided if they wanted slavery & stronger Fugitive Slave Act
Georgia Platform accepted the Compromise of 1850, but only if North followed Fugitive Slave Act
Kansas-Nebraska Act territories of Kansas and Nebraska would decide on slavery
border states states between slave states and free states
secede to withdraw from the Union
Missouri Compromise MO would be a slave state, ME would be a free state; slavery banned North of 36* 30' line of latitude
Created by: Bense8