won the presidential election of 1848
Missourians who traveled in armed groups t ross the border and vote in eletions
an exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country
the political theory that Southerners used to justify seession
Stephen A. Douglas
a politician from Illinois who was known as the "litte Giant", he was the political opponent of Abraham Lincoln and his attempt to placate both the abolitionist North and slave owning South with his Freeport Dotrine failed to please either and actually made things worse
Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay's plan to aviod sucession
Uncle Tom's Cabin
a novel, perhaps one of the most infuential books ever written by an American, the author is Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her book helped to cause the Civil War.
Although he won the 1860 election over all, he was not even on the ballot in most southern states because he was so unpopular there.
The first president of the Confederate States of America.
He sued in federal court trying to achieve his freedom.
This was Stephen Doulas's response to the issue of slavery in the territories after the Dred Scott decision.
Where the first attack of the Civi War took place.
Confederation of southern states formed Feb. 4, 1861.
Site of the first attack of the Civil War.
Violent abolitionist whose raid on Harper's Ferry helped start the war.
Known as "The Great Compromiser" who proposed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
The annexation of Texas
Became a major campaign issue in 1844.
Proposed adding a provision of a bill before congress that would have prohibited slavery in any land that might be acquired from Mexico.
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Imposed a thousand dollar fine and possible imprisonment for anyone caught helping a runaway slave.
The territory of Kansas
Where the first blood was shed in the conflict that became the Civil War. This eruption happened because of both proslavery and antislavery advocates.
The election of 1856 was secured for him by southern votes.