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abolitionist A person who wanted to bring about the immediate end of slavery.
antislavery Opposed to practice of slavery.
border ruffian Missouri settlers who crossed into Kansas to influence the outcome of the slavery issue in Kansas.
bushwhacker Missouri settlers who raided antislavery settlements in Kansas.
demographic Relating to the study of the characteristics of human populations.
expansionist The practice or policy of territorial or economic expansion.
free-stater A settler who believed Kansas should not allow slavery.
indentured servant A person who is bonded or contracted to work for a specific time.
jayhawker A free-soil or unionist guerrilla in Kansas and Missouri during the border disputes.
martyr One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce his or her beliefs.
popular sovereignty The concept that political and legislative power resides with the citizens.
proslavery Supportive of the practice of slavery.
repeal To revoke.
siege The surrounding and blockading of a city or a town by an army attempting to capture it.
servitude A state of subjection to an owner or master.
speculator Someone who invests financially in something with the possibility of great gains or losses.
transcontinental Spanning or crossing a continent.
treason Violation of allegiance towards ones country.
unconsecuental Not in accord with the principles set forth in constitution of a nation or state.
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