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Slavery Terms

TermDefinition
Missouri Compromise An agreement proposed by Henry Clay that allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state and Maine to enter as a free state and outlawed slavery in any territories or states north of 36*30´ latitude
Abolition An end to slavery
Wilmot Proviso A proposal that outlawed slavery in any territory gained from the War with Mexico
California Gold Rush The large migration to California after gold had been discovered there
Compromise of 1850 Series of laws intended to settle the major disagreements between free states and slave states
Underground Railroad A network of people who helped thousands of enslaved people escape to the North by providing transportation and hiding places
Dred Scott V. Sanford A Supreme Court case in which a slave, Dred Scott, sued unsuccessfully for his freedom because he had been taken to live in territories where slavery was illeagal
Harpers Ferry A federal arsenal in Virginia that was captured in 1859 during a slave revolt led by John Brown
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States from 1861-1865; shot to death by John Wilkes Booth wile attending a play if Fords´ Theatre in 1865
Milledgeville Georgiaś forth state capital, from 1804 to 1865
Jerfferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America from 1862-1865
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