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KS Chapter 4 Terms

abolitionist a person who wanted to bring about the immediate end of slavery
antislavery opposed to practice of slavery
border ruffian Missouri settlers who crossed into Kansas to influence the outcome of slavery issue in Kansas
bushwhacker Missouri settlers who raided antislavery settlements in Kansas
demographic relating to the study of the characteristics of human population
expansionist the practice or policy of territorial or economic expansion
free-stater a settler who believed Kansas should not allow slavery
indentured servant a person who is bonded or contracted to work for another for a specified time
jayhawker a free soil or Unionist guerrilla in Kansas and Missouri during the border dispute
martyr one who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce his or her beliefs
popular sovereignty the concept that political and legislative power resides with the citizens
proslavery supportive of the practice of slavery
repeal to revoke
siege the surrounding and blockading of a city or town by an army attempting to capture it
servitude a state of subjection to an owner or master
speculator someone who invests financially in something, with the possibility of great gains or losses
transcontinental spanning or crossing a continent
treason violation of allegiance toward one's country
unconstitutional not in accord with the principles set forth in the constitution of a nation or state
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