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Chapter 4

Proslavery Supportive of the practice of slavery
Jayhawker A free-soul or unionist guerrilla in Kansas and Missouri during the border disputes.
Border Ruffian Missouri settlers who crossed into Kansas to influence the outcome of the issue of slavery in Kansas
Bushwacker Missouri settlers who raided antislavery settlements in Kansas
Antislavery Opposed to the practice of slavery
David Rice Atchison A U.S. senator from Missouri
John Brown An abolitionist from Connecticut
Samuel Jones The sheriff of Douglas County
James Lane An antislavery U.S. representative from Indiana
Andrew Reeder The first territorial governer
Charles Robinson He led a group of settlers from Massachusetts to Kansas Territory under the guidance New England Emigrant Aid Company
Harriet Beecher Stowe American abolitionist and author
Henry Ward Beecher An abolitionist in the mid 1870's
Dred Scott A slave that sued the government for his slavery
Abraham Lincoln The 16th President of the United States Of America, and an anti slavery supporter
Popular Sovereignty Rule by the People
The Underground Railroad A network of safe houses that helped slaves escape
Cencus An official count or survey of a population
Pony Express A mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail
Fugitive Slave Act Anyone who came across a runaway slave had to immediately return it to their owner or commit treason
Missouri Compromise Missouri comes in as a slave state, and Maine comes in as a free state
Compromise of 1850 the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished
Kansas-Nebraska Act Allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery
Why Was It Hard To Make A Government In Kansas Territory? both Pro Slavery AND Anti Slavery wanted to have their own government, so they couldn't decide which one to have
How Did Kansas Gain The Nickname "Bleeding Kansas?" From all the violence and fighting
Why Did Border-Ruffians From Missouri Vote In The Election In Kansas? So that they were sure that the outcome would be the one that they wanted
Under Which Constitution Did Kansas Become A State? Wyandotte Constitution
Created by: shuterc