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s.s.chapter 15 A

social studies vocab

vocabulary wordDefinition
Sectionalism exaggerated loyalty to a region of a country
Fugitive runaways, such as slaves
Secede to break away or leave the union
Abstain to NOT cast a vote
Missouri Compromise allowed Maine to enter the Union as a free state and Missouri to enter as a slave state; prohibited slavery north of the 36 30' N Latitude
Henry Clay Speaker of the House, from Kentucky; proposed the Missouri Compromise
Wilmot Proviso specified that slavery should be prohibited in any lands that the US might acquire from a war with Mexico
Free Soil Party political party formed by the people who supported the Wilmot Proviso and did not want slavery spread
Compromise of 1850 California would be added as a FREE state; slavery could not be prohibited in lands gained from Mexico; new Fugitive Slave law was passed
Popular Sovereignty idea that people living in a territory would decide whether or not to allow slavery in that area
Border Ruffians Missourians who traveled in armed groups to vote in Kansas' election during the mid-1850's
Civil War conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
Fugitive Slave Act law that required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves
Created by: hms204



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