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chapter 15B ss vocab

social studies vocab

TermDefinition
Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed settlers in two territories to vote on whether or not to permit slavery in each territory
Uncle Tom's Cabin written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that depicted the horrors of slavery convincing many Northerners to oppose slavery
Bleeding Kansas nickname given by reporters to the territory because of the violence between pro and anti-slavery groups
John Brown Abolitionist who led a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry to arm Southern slaves in order for them to rebel against their owners
Arsenal a storage place for weapons and ammunition
Martyr a person who dies for a great cause
Dred Scott Decision Supreme Court ruling that slaves were property and therefore could not sue their masters in court; and stated that the US government could not prohibit slavery anywhere in the US
Freeport Doctrine Stephen Douglass' position that people could exclude slavery in a territory by refusing to pass laws that protected slaveholders rights.
States' Rights the belief that states had the power to cancel laws passed by the Federal government
Confederacy name given to the Southern States that left the Union during the Civil War
Jefferson Davis first and only elected president of the Confederate States of America
Fort Sumter opening battle of the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln 16th president of the US whose election sparked the Civil War
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