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Wilmot Proviso
California territories of Utah and New Mexico closed to slavery forever
withdrawal from the Union
Clay and Webster
Supported and shaped compromise of 1850
underground railroad
aided fugitive slaves
Harriet Tubman
she helped escaped slaves
Uncle Tom's Cabin
story by Harriet Beecher Stowe about a slave
Fugitive Slave Act
the North did not agree with this
Kansas-Nebraska Act
gave Kansas and Nebraska the right to decide about slavery
Popular Sovereignty
right of residesnts to vote for or against slavery
Dred Scott Decision
ruled that slaves were property of owner no matter where they went
Know-Nothing Party
favored native born Americans over immigrants
natives formed the American Party (middle class Protestants)
Free Soil Party
opposed extension of slaves into new territories
southern farmers (political party)
organized by opponents of slavery in the territories (political party)
Josh Brown
against slavery and killed slave owners
Pottawatomie Creek Massacre
John Brown and followers killed slave owners
Raid on Harper's Ferry
southerns were afraid that the north was supporting slave uprising
Lincoln-Douglass Debates
Lincoln (Republican) and Douglass (Democrat) debated for Senate seat. Douglass won but split northern and southern democrats
why did the southerns rely so heavily on slavery?
Florida, south carolina, louisiana, virginia, tennessee, north carolina, georgia
states of the confederacy
Jefferson Davis
president of the confederacy
won the senate seat for Illinois over Lincoln
believed in laws against slavery
believed popular sovereignty would keep slavery out of the territories