Famous People before the Civil War

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Henry Clay

proposed Missouri Compromise and compromise of 1850. known as the Great COmpromiser

John Calhoun

proslavery came up with nullification and had the 1st idea to secede

Harriet Beecher Stowe

wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin which caused an uproar in the South and the North loved this book

Daniel Webster

MA- wanted to save the union more than anything- would compromise on slavery antislavery

Steven Douglass

proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act was antislavery and popular sovereignty went vs. Lincoln in Senate won, for President lost

John Brown

gave up everything to help the slaves raid at Harper's Ferry arrested and killed

Abraham Lincoln

President-wanted to preserve the union and started and ended the Civil War and wanted to stop the spread of slavery

Dred Scott

free black who went to a free state and sued for his freedom went to supreme court and they ruled him property

John Bell

Constitutional Unions candidate for president in 1860 wanted to save the union and compromise on slavery

John Crittenden

Senator from Kentucky who made last effort to save the union by extending the MI compromise line to the Pacific

Jefferson Davis

Mississippi Senator who was president of the Confederacy when states seceded. Thought secession was a last resort.

William Lloyd Garrison

wrote the liberator and spoke out. Wanted to end slavery more than anything and was a strong abolitionist.

Fredrick Douglass

Escaped slave who spoke and wrote the North Star very famous and well educated national hero

Harriet Tubman

escaped slave who went back and saved over 300 more slaves via the Underground Railroad

The Grimke Sisters

2 Southern ladies who saw the evils of slavery and left for the North- spoke antislavery and prowomen

James Kirk Paulding

proslavery form North-leader of proslavery movement thought blacks were inferior to whites and when free caused trouble. He wrote a proslavery book also.

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