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Wilmot Proviso A bill that proposed to ban slavery in many territories.
Free-Soil Party A political party dedicated to stopping the expansion of slavery.
Henry Clay U.S. senator from Kentucky who proposed the Compromise of 1850.
Daniel Webster 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.
Popular Sovereignty A system where residents vote to decide an issue.
Kansas-Nebraska Act Law that split the Nebraska territory into Kansas and Nebraska and allowed people to vote on slavery in these territories.
John Brown An extreme abolitonist.
Republican Party Antislavery political party that formed in the 1850's.
John C. Fremont Republican Party candidate in the 1856 presidental election.
James Buchanan 15th president.
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.
Abraham Lincoln Illinois Reoublican candidate for the U.S. senate in 1858.
Harpers Ferry Location of U.S. arsenal in Virginia, which was raided by John Brown.
Platform A statement of beliefs.
Secede To formally withdrawv from the Union.
Confederate States of America Confederation formed by the seceded Southern states.
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy.
Crittenden Plan Compromise plan to prevent secession.
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