an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
What does sectionalism mean?
What is a fugitive?
not to cast votes
What does abstain mean?
What does secede mean?
James Polk of TN
Who won the presidential election in 1844?
In 1848, who did the Whigs choose as their presidential candidate?
It preserved the balance between slave and free states in the Senate and brought about a lull in the battle debate in Congress over slavery
What did the Missouri Compromise do?
Many antislavery Democrats and Whigs left their battles and joined with members of the Old Liberty to form the
Who was president after Zachary Taylor?
What year did Texas become a state?
help catch runaways
What did the Fugitive Slave Act require people to do?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin"?
show slavery as a cruel and brutal system
What was the topic of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"?
helped runaways make their way to freedom
What was the "underground railroad"?
allowing the people to decide
What is the meaning of popular sovereignty?
decide whether they were free or slave states
What did the Kansas-Nebraska Act do?
armed groups of Missourians
Who were the border ruffians?
Who was John Brown?
conflict between citizens of the same country
What is a civil war?
more than 6000 people
Although there were 1,500 votes who lived in Kansas, how many people in Kansas cast ballots in the Election of 1855?
withdrawal from the Union
What does secession mean?
What state seceded from Virginia?
Who was the Republican Party candidate for president in the Election of 1860?
Would the Union break up
What was the "burning question" in the months before the Election of 1860?
What state was the first to secede from the Union in 1860?
What percent of the popular vote did Abraham Lincoln get in the Election of 1860?
Confederate States of America
After Southern states seceded, what did the new nation and government call itself?
the right to leave from the Union
What did "states' rights" mean to Southern states?
Where were the first shots fired in the Civil War?
Who was the New President of the New Nation in the South?
Antislavery Whigs, Democrats, & Free-Soilers
What political groups formed the Republican Party?
Who was the Democratic Party candidate for president in the Election of 1856?
What was another name for the American Party?
an enslaved African American bought by an Army doc in Missouri
Who was Dred Scott?
still a slave
What was the Supreme Courts' decision of the Dred Scott Case?
Who was called the "little giant"?
Who was the Republican candidate for Senator from Illinios in 1858?
Who led the raid on Harpers Ferry?
storage place for weapons and ammunition
What is an arsenal?
a person who dies for a great cause
What is a martyr?