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Fugitive Slave Act

Popular Sovereignty The people control the government through voting
John Brown extreme abolitionist who raided the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA with the goal of starting a slave revolt.
Sectionalism to identify more with one region of the country then with the country as a whole
Republican Party Political party of Abraham Lincoln. The dominate party of the North; was against the expansion of slavery into the western territories.
Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court case which established that African Americans could never be citizens and that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional because the government could not deny a citizen of his property
Abraham Lincoln President of the Union during the American Civil War
Platform values and actions which are supported by a political party. Goals of a political party
Secede To leave
Confederate States of America Nation formed by the southern states which seceeded from the Union leading to the Civil War
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Kansas-Nebraska Act Created Kansas and Nebraska and established that these states would decide by popular soverignty on the issue of slavery
States’ Rights The idea that the state governments, not the national government, are supreme and therefore have the right to nullify any act of the national government
Created by: bmercer