Key Terms and People

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Chapter.14 Section.4

John Brown's raid

- began when he and his men took overarsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia
- in this raid he was hoping to start a slave rebellion

John C. Breckinridge

- he was the vice president of Kentucky
- Breckinridge supported slavery in the territories

Constitutional Union Party

- recognized " no political principles other than the Constitution of the country, the Union of the states, and the enforcement of the laws."
- these members of this party met in Baltimore, Maryland

John Bell

- he was selected candidate for the Constitutional Union Party
- he opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854
- was a slaveholder

Secession

- formally withdrawing from the Union
- Carolina's legislature wanted a special convention and delegates choose secession

Confederate States of America

- this form was also called the Confederacy
- Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas signed this form

Jefferson Davis

- elected by delegates from seceded states as president of Confederacy
- he hoped to be commanding general of Mississippi's troops

John J. Crittenden

- proposed series of amendments that would help the South
- hoped the country could avoid secession and war

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