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Chapter 16

fugitive person who is running away from legal authority
regulate to control
secede to officially leave an organization
network interconnected system
border ruffian armed pro-slavery supporter who crossed the border from Missouri to vote in Kansas
civil war conflict between citizens of the same country
Kansas-Nebraska Act a compromise promoted by Senator Stephen A. Douglas that would limit slavery spreading into new territories
rigid firm and inflexible
topic subject of discussion
arsenal a place to store weapons and military equipment
martyr a person who dies for a great cause
Lincoln-Douglas Debate a famous debate between future President Lincoln and Senator Douglas over the expansion of slavery
John Brown a militant man who was a violent abolitionist who caused much blood shed in Kansas and later Harper's Ferry, Virginia
secession withdrawal
state's rights theory that individual states are independent and have the right to control their most important affairs
reject to refuse to accept
justify to find reasons to support
Fort Sumter a federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina that was attacked by Confederate artillery positions from the mainland that caused the American Civil War
Fugitive Slave Act a law that require every state to return runaway slaves
Created by: leonh