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chapter 13A

social studies vocab

Slave Code the laws passed in the Southern states that controlled and restricted slaves
Nat Turner in 1831, led an unsuccessful slave revolt in Virginia; at least 55 white people were killed; slave rebels were executed
Harriet Tubman former slave who led hundreds of fellow slaves to freedom through the underground railroad
Frederick Douglass former slave; spoke out against slavery
Underground Railroad a system that helped enslaved African Americans follow a network of escape routes out of the South to freedom in the North and Canada
Know-Nothing Party a secret, anti-Catholic society formed in 1850; formed mainly by nativists who discriminated against immigrants
Nativist a person who favors those born in his or her country and is opposed to immigrants
Famine an extreme shortage of food
King Cotton after the invention of the cotton gin, the south's economy focus was on producing as much cotton as possible; southerner's always need new lands in the west to grow more cotton
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