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like conscience whigs for Mrs.Pickett

TermDefinition
Conscience Whigs Northern Whigs who opposed slavery.
California Gold rush thousands of people came to California in 1849 after gold had been discovered there.
Gadsden Purchase original purpose was to create a route for a railroad.
Why Northerners headed for Kansas after Kansas-Nebraska Act to create an antislavery majority there.
Wilmot Proviso never passed but would have prohibited slavery in any territory gained from Mexico.
Harriet Tubman a famous conductor on the underground railroad.
Charles Sumner his caning resulted from accusing other senators of forcing Kansas into the ranks of slavery.
Why the Whig Party and the American Party both dissolved Northern and Southern members split over the issue of slavery.
Dred Scott Case considered free soil unconstitutional.
John Brown's raid his intention was to arm enslaved people and begin an insurrection against slaveholders.
Know states that seceded from the union South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Uncle Tom's Cabin depicted African Americans as real people imprisoned in dreadful circumstances.
Fugitive slave act required ordinary citizens to help capture runaways.
Abraham Lincoln and the election of 1860 won the election without southern support.
Popular Sovereignty the idea that citizens of each new territory should be allowed to decide for themselves if they wanted to permit slavery or not.
Cotton Whigs Northern Whigs who had ties to Northern cloth manufactures and voted with Southern Whigs to nominate Zachary Taylor for president.
Henry Clay nicknamed the "Great Compromiser" because of his role in promoting the Missouri Compromise in 1820 and solving the nullification crisis in 1833.
Harriet Beecher Stowe writer of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Levi Coffin a Quaker who allowed escape African Americans to stay at his home in Indiana, where the Underground Railroad routes converged.
Republican party information anger over the Kansas-Nebraska Act resulted in this new coalition.
Know-Nothing (American) Party an anti-Catholic and nativist party.
House Divided speech Abraham Lincoln said "a house divided against itself cannot stand."
South Carolina and Secession 1st state to secede from the union.
Jefferson Davis chosen as president of the confederacy.
Southern way of thinking about Compromise of 1850 if California entered the union as a free state, then slaveholding states would become a minority in the Senate, resulting in the South losing power in national politics.
John C. Calhoun supported slavery.
Roger B. Taney supported slavery.
Preston brooks supported slavery.
Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln.
Southern democrats supported the Dred Scott Decision.
Northern Democrats supported popular sovereignty.
Constitutional Unionists nominated John Bell; wanted to uphold both the Constitution and the Union.
Created by: Katwill678