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US-Slavery Issues

Study Guide for Slavery Issues Assignment & Quiz

Missouri Compromise The cause of this law was when one state applied for admission to the Union as a slave state, threatening to upset the balance in the Senate. This upset many northerners who wanted to ban, or restrict, slavery from spreading.
Missouri Compromise This law admitted one state as a slave state and one state as a free state to maintain the balance in the Senate.
Missouri Compromise This law prohibited slavery north of 36°30 in the Louisiana Purchase.
Missouri Compromise The consequence of this law was that it preserved the balance of states in the Senate and temporarily quieted the debate over slavery in the Congress.
The Compromise of 1850 The main cause of this law was when California applied for statehood, but it got tangled up in other issues as well.
The Compromise of 1850 This law admitted California as a free state and abolished the slave trade in Washington, D.C.
The Compromise of 1850 This law placed no restrictions on slavery in the New Mexico Territory, allowing it to be decided by Popular Sovereignty and created a stronger Fugitive Slave law.
The Compromise of 1850 A consequence of this law was that it preserved the Union and hardened opposition to slavery.
Fugitive Slave Act This law was passed because Southerners wanted a strong national law requiring northerners to recognize their property rights
Fugitive Slave Act This law required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves and fined or jailed anyone who helped a runaway slave.
Fugitive Slave Act A consequence of this law was the anger in the North against the law and against the evils of slavery.
Kansas-Nebraska Act This law was proposed by Stephen Douglas to encourage settlement in the West and open the way for a transcontinental railroad.
Kansas-Nebraska Act This law organized the territories west of Missouri and Iowa into two states. These two states would decide the issue of slavery using Popular Sovereignty.
Kansas-Nebraska Act As a consequence of this law, pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups rushed to the settle one of the states. Neither of these groups accepted the results of the elections there and began to resort to violence to settle the issue.
Underground Railroad This was a result of the Fugitive Slave the anger in the North against that law.
Underground Railroad This was a network of free African-Americans and whites who helped runaway slaves get their freedom.
Creation of the Republican Party This was a result of the differing points of view on slavery that happened after the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Creation of the Republican Party This was formed to challenge the pro-slavery Whigs and Democrats with a message of banning, or restricting slavery in the new territories.
Creation of the Republican Party A consequence of this was that they won control of the House of Representatives in the 1854 elections even though they had no support in the South.
Bleeding Kansas This caused by the Kansas-Nebraska Act opening up territory to slavery where slavery had been banned from more than 30 years.
Bleeding Kansas The various things that happened here was that the two sides began arming themselves. Pro-slavery forces attacked the largest anti-slavery town, an anti-slavery settler killed five pro-slavery settlers.
Bleeding Kansas Armed bands began roaming around the territory before the Governor called for federal troops to help stop the violence.
Bleeding Kansas This event led to a rising level of hostility and violence between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery sides.
Bleeding Kansas This violence included the beating of a United States Senator on the Senate floor by a Representative after a harsh anti-slavery speech about Kansas by the Senator.
Created by: ColbyHistory