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Vocabulary 15

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 1840s, was opposed to the expansion of slavery, led to the creation off the Republican Party.
Henry Clay created the compromise of 1850, known as the "Great compromiser"
Stephen A. Douglas Democratic senator from Illinois, ran against Lincoln for senate in 1858, creator of the Kansas-Nebraska act, ran against Lincoln for president in 1860.
Compromise of 1850 Created when California wanted to become a free state, (1) California a free state, (2)Slave trade abolished in Washington, D.C.,(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 slave, more northerners became abolitionists
Uncle Toms Cabin Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, it was fictional story of a slave life, convinced many in the north of the evils of slavery
Kansas-Nebraska Act Allowed each territory's populations 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.
Raid on Harper's Ferry led by brown, attempt to capture weapons in a federal arsenal(weapons storage) in order to supply guns to uprising slave, Brown and followers were captured and executed.
Republican party Formed from other anti- slavery parties, platform(basic beliefs) was based on limiting the spread of slavery into new territories, popular in the north, created in the north,created in the 1850s
Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme court case in which scott,a slave, sued for his freedom based on the fact he had lived in a territory that prohibted slavery, (1) the supreme court ruled that scott had no right to sue because he was a slave. (2) Congress did not have the right to
Abraham Lincoln 16th president, member of the republican party, his election spurred southern stated to secede
Lincoln-Douglas Debates For 1858 Illinois senate race , defined the arguments on both sides of the slavery issue
Democratic party Supported the spread of slavery in the 1850s, popular in the south
Secession to withdraw from a nation
Confederate States of America A union of the states that secede from the U.S. prior to the civil war
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate states of america
Border States Missouri, Delaware, Kentucky and Maryland, these states had slavery but chose to not secede during civil war
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