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unfair treatment of a group; unequal treatment because of a person's race, religion, ethnic background or place of birth
a system that helped enslaved african americans follow a network of escape routes out of the south to freedom in the north
political theory that people living in a territory had the right to decide by voting if slavery would be allowed there
proposed by Stephen Douglas to repeal the Missouri Act so people of Kansas and Nebraska could have popular sovereignty
antislavery whigs and democrats who joined with free-soilers; formed to prohibit slavery in territories; supported Abraham Lincoln
a US fort near Charleston Harbor where the Confederates fired the first shots starting the Civil War
Stephen A Douglas
"little giant"; ran against Lincoln for Senator of Illinois and president; believed in popular sovereignty
16th president of the US; ran against Douglas for senator of Illinois and president; opposed slavery
abolitionist who led attack on Pottawatomie Creek; tried to seize federal arsenal then tried, found guilty, and sentenced to hang
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee
name 11 states that seceded
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