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Chapter 4 - KH

Kansas History Notes

TermDefinition
ProSlavery Supportive practice of slavery
AnitSlavery Opposed to practice of slavery
Abolitionists A person who wanted to bring about the immediate end of slavery
Free- Staters A settler who believed Kansas should not allow slavery
Speculators Someone who invests financially in something with the possibility with great gains or losses
Unconstitutional Not in accord with the principles set forth in the constitution of a nation or state
Demographic Relating to the study of the characteristics of human populations
Siege The surrounding and blocking of a city or town by an army attempting to capture it.
Atchison A city that was big enough to be called as city controlled by Pro Slavery settlers
John Brown Well known Abolitionists who was anti slavery
Jayhawkers A free soil or Unionist guerrilla in Kansas and Missouri during the border disputes
Bushwhacker Missouri settlers who raided antislavery settlements in Kansas.
Popular Sovereignty the concept that political and legislative power resides with the citizens
Repeal To revoke
Treason Violation of allegiance toward one's country
Transcontinental spanning or crossing a continent
Andrew H. Reeder First governor of the Kansas territory
Charles Sumner Charles Sumner was a senator that was anti slavery
Servitude A state of subjection to an owner or master
Expansionist The practice or policy of territorial or economic expansion
Indentured Servant A person who is bonded or contracted to work for another for a specified time
Martyr One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce his or her beliefs
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