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|A bill that proposed to ban slavery in many territories.
|A political party dedicated to stopping the expansion of slavery.
|U.S. senator from Kentucky who proposed the Compromise of 1850.
|U.S. senator from Massachussets who supported the Compromise of 1850.
|Stephen A. Douglass
|U.S. senator from Illinois who worked to pass the Compromise of 1850.
|Compromise of 1850
|Effort by Congress to settle the issure of slavery in the territories that arose when California was admitted as a free state.
|Harriet Beecher Stove
|Author of the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's cabin.
|Uncle Tom's Cabin
|Antislavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stove.
|Fugitive Slave Act
|Law that helped slaveholders recapture runaway slaves.
|A system where residents vote to decide an issue.
|Law that split the Nebraska territory into Kansas and Nebraska and allowed people to vote on slavery in these territories.
|An extreme abolitonist.
|Antislavery political party that formed in the 1850's.
|John C. Fremont
|Republican Party candidate in the 1856 presidental election.
|Dred Scott v. Sandford
|Court case that extended the rights of slaveholders and limited legal efforts to challenge slavery.
|Roger B. Taney
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who wrote the lead opinion in the Dred Scott case.
|Illinois Reoublican candidate for the U.S. senate in 1858.
|Location of U.S. arsenal in Virginia, which was raided by John Brown.
|A statement of beliefs.
|To formally withdrawv from the Union.
|Confederate States of America
|Confederation formed by the seceded Southern states.
|President of the Confederacy.
|Compromise plan to prevent secession.