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What was the Fugitive Slave Act? Required anyone who found a runaway slave to return them to their master. If you didn’t do this you could be fined or imprisoned.
What theory did Stephen Douglas believe should decide the issue of slavery? Popular Sovereignty
What was the ruling in the Dred Scott Case? Slaves weren’t citizen, they were considered property
What was the name of the newly formed southern government? Confederate States of America
How did the Southern states justify leaving the Union? States Rights
Who did the Confederates elect as their President after leaving the Union? Jefferson Davis
What event started the Civil War? Shelling at Fort Sumter
Name the two candidates in the Illinois Senate race of 1858. Stephen Douglas & Abraham Lincoln
How did this election help Abraham Lincoln? Abraham Lincoln: gained a National reputation Stephen Douglas: Winner
Who was John Brown? Abolitionist who lead attacks in Kansas and at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
Why was John Brown important? North: Some were NOT happy at his actions other called him a martyr South: feared a Northern conspiracy against slavery
Why did the Southern states leave the Union? Election of Lincoln
Who won the Presidential Election of 1860? Abraham Lincoln 16th President
What was the importance of the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin? Showed the evils of slavery
Who was the first state to secede? South Carolina
What was Lincoln's view of slavery? He believed it was morally wrong and that it should spread into new territories
What happened in Kansas that it got the name " Bleeding Kansas?" Proslavery and Antislavery forces fought over whether the state should be free or slavery
What issue caused tension throughout the nation the 1850's? Whether slavery should be allowed to spread or if it should be gotten rid of.
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