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Chapter 16

secede to withdraw or leave
fugitive runaway enslaved person
civil war a war between opposing citizens of the same country
John Brown Man who led attacks on pro-slavery group in Kansas
Kansas Nebraska Act A proposal by Stephen Douglas to organized two new territories and let popular sovereignty decide the issue of slavery
Compromise of 1850 This allowed California to become a free state, but also created the Fugitive Slave Act
Wilmot Proviso A proposal to make all the territory gained in the Mexican-American war free from slavery
Henry Clay Nicknamed "The Great Compromiser" because he came up with the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850.
John C. Calhoun Senator from South Carolina that was PRO slavery
Daniel Webster Senator from Massachusetts that was ANTI slavery but supported Clay's plan
border ruffians armed pro-slavery supporters who crossed the border from Missouri to vote in Kansas
Created by: MrBurton
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