An act passed by Congress that admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state, (and prohibited slavery in the Northern part of the Louisiana Purchase)
Compromise of 1850
An act passed by Congress that admitted California as a free state and prohibited slavery in Washington DC. It also included the Fugitive Slave Act and prohibited Congress from passing laws about slavery for the rest of the territory won in the Mexican War
Fugitive Slave Act
Laws that helped slaveowners recapture runaway slaves. According to the act, anyone accused of being a runaway slave had no right to trial by jury and could be arrested without a warrant. Also, anyone who helped runaway slaves or didn't cooperate with officials trying to capture them could be fined or jailed.
Kansas Nebraska Act
An act that divided the Nebraska territory into Kansas territory and Nebraska territoy and declared that slavery in these territories would be determined by popular sovreignty (vote of the residents)
an extreme abolitionist who led an attack during "Bleeding Kansas" and led a revolt at Harpers Ferry