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AmH15 Sectionalism

The Rise of Sectionalism

Author of antislavery book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Harriet Beecher Stowe
New agreement proposed by Henry Clay that made CA a free state, allowed territories to vote on the slavery question and strengthened the Fugitive Slave Law Compromise of 1850
Favoring the interest of one region over the whole country Sectionalism
People have the power to decide the laws Popular Sovreignty
When a state formally leaves the country or Union Secede or Succession
Law that punished people who helped runaway slaves and did not allow African Americans to speak on their behalf in their hearings. Fugitive Slave Law
Stephen Douglas proposed this transportation from Chicago to the West Coast railroad
The plan to divide the remaining territory of the Louisiana Purchase into two territories. Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Kansas-Nebraska Act undid this previous system to settle the slavery question for states Missouri Compromise
A new political party in 1856 that joined people from the Whigs, Free Soilers and Democrats to focus on the fight against slavery Republicans
The US Supreme Court case that ruled that slaves were property and had no rights as citizens Dred Scott case
He said that a divided nation could not survived Abraham Lincoln
Took over an arsenal with hopes of arming slaves who would then rebel against the slaveholders John Brown
Killing of 5 pro-slavery men in Kansas Pottawatomie Massacre
First President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
Violence in the US Senate related to the issue of slavery Brooks-Sumner incident
The first state to secede from the US after the election of Abraham Lincoln South Carolina
The area of the US in which Lincoln did not campaign and did not win any states in the election of 1860 South
The area of the US that strongly opposed the Kansas-Nebraska North
Created by: klindquist