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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 Missourians settlers who crossed into Kansas to influence the outcome of the slavery issue in Kansas
bushwhacker Missouri settlers who raided antislavery settlement in Kansas
demographic relating to the study of the characteristics of human population
expansionist the practice or policy of territorial or economics expansion
free-staters a settler who believes Kansas should not allow slavery
indentured servant a person who is bonded or contracted to work for another for a specified time
jayhawker a free soil or unionist guerrilla in Kansas and Missouri during the border dispute
martyr one who chooses to suffer death rather than reanounce his or her belief
popular soverienty the concept that political and legislative power reside with the citizen
proslavery supportive of the practice of slavery
repeal to revoke
siege a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside.
servitude the state of being a slave or completely subject to someone more powerful.
speculater a person who invests in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of making a profit.
transconstitutional a transcontinental railroad or train.
treason the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
unconstitutional not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules.
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