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vocab 15

antebellum united states (pre-civilwar)

TermDefinition
sectionalism division of a nation by regions, each region is more concerned with the issues of its region than the whole nation
free soil party formed in the 1840, was opposed to the expansion of slavery, led to the creation of the republican party
henry clay created the compromise of 1850 known as the great compromise
Stephen A. douglas democratic senator from Illinois,ran against Lincoln for the senate in 1858, creator of Kansas-Nebraska act, ran against Lincoln for president
compromise of 1850 created when California wanted to become a free state, 1 California a free state 2 slave trade abolished in Washington 3 stronger fugitive slave law, 4 slavery would not be limited in the Mexican cession.
fugitive slave act citizens were now required to turn in all suspected runaway slaves, more Northerners became abolitionists
uncle tom's cabin written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, it was a fictional story of slave life , convinced many in the north of the evils of slavery.
Kansas-Nebraska act allowed each territory's population to vote on whether to enter the U.S. as either a free or slave state
john brown radical abolitionist, led raids on pro-slavery towns in Kansas and the raid on Harper's Ferry
"bleeding Kansas" period before the vote on slavery in Kansas, characterized by violence by both pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups.
raid on harpers ferry led by brown attempt to capture weapons in a federal arsenal in order to supply guns to uprising slaves, brown and followers were captured and executed.
republican party formed from other anti-slavery parties
Created by: joe59