What did Franklin Pierce become in 1853?
The main issue in the election of 1844 was the annexation of _________________________.
Dred Scott case
What Supreme Court decision divided the nation even more?
Who was the senator from Kentucky who tried to save the Union by proposing a last-minute compromise?
Roger B. Taney
Ruled on Dred Scott decision
Nominated for and elected president in 1860 as Republican
Political party also called the "Know-Nothings".
first attack of the Civil War
Southerners justified secession with the theory of ___________________.
The Party that endorsed Wilmot Proviso.
The main topic of the Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Proposed Missouri Compromise.
Former slave who sued for his freedom when his owner died.
Fugitive Slave Act
A person could be fined up to $1,000 or be imprisoned for breaking the law as stated in the ____________.
Won the 1848 presidential election.
The first place to shed blood in a civil war over slavery.
What Stephen A. Douglad proposed letting the people decide about slavery.
John C. Calhoun
Was not a presidential candidate in 1860.
Stephen A. Douglas
Opponent of Abraham Lincoln.
Formed on Feb. 4, 1861
Party that was formed by Whigs, antislavery Democrats, and others.
Person who was chosen to be president of the South when they seceded.
The plan specified that slavery should be prohibited in any lands that might be acquired from Mexico.
The Freeport Doctorine
Douglas's stand that people could exclude slavery by refusing to pass laws protecting slaveholders; rights that it came to be known as.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.
The Missouri Compromise
Henry Clay's compromise became known as this.
In this congressional election of 1858, the senate race this state was the center of national attention.
More anger in the North
Enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act. led to this.
Stephen Douglas's response to slavery.
John C. Fremont
Nominated for president in 1856 as a Republican.
People who crossed the Kansas border from Missouri to vote.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
What book by Harriet Beecher Stowe showed slavery as a brutal, cruel system in this book.
The 1860 presidential candidate whose name did not appear on the ballot in most Southern states.n.
In the election of 1856, the presidency was secured for James Buchanan.
Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay's plan.
Won the presidential election of 1856 as a Democrat, claimed he could do nothing about the South seceding.
Name given to the Southern states when they seceded.
Law that allowed states to enter the union and vote for or against slavery.
The admission of Missouri as a slave state was controversial in the Senate, because it would upset the balance or the _______________________.