Unit 4 terms history
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a war between citizens of the same country.
was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865
forcing someone to do something
Fugitive Slave Law
A law passed as part of the Compromise of 1850, which provided southern slaveholders with legal weapons to capture slaves who had escaped to the free states.
a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery.
Confederate States of America
referred to as the Confederacy, was a confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865.
series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements in Kansas between 1854 and 1861.
A series of 5 bills that were passed in the U.S. during a four year confrontation between slave states of the south and free states of the north requarding the status of territories aquired from the Mexican American war.
Compromise of 1850
5 bills passed by US congress that defused the political confrontation between slave and slave free states
an American politician from Illinois and the designer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Election of 1860 candidates, results, and consequences
south is fearful that Abraham lincoln will abolish slavery he wins a republican form the north and as a result the south decides to secede our nation the US
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Abolitionist who was admired in the North and hated in the South. He killed five proslavery men
Dred Scott Case
A case in the Supreme Court that ruled that blacks had no civil or human rights and that Congress could not prohibit slavery in territories.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
A novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe showing the horrors of slavery. It was a proponent in beginning the Civil War and ending it.
historic town in jefferson county, battle took place here. Site where militant abolitionists tried to start a slave rebellion
The Wilmot Proviso
was designed to elimintate slavery with land from mexican war
kentucky senator, politican
John C. Calhoun
was an american politican, declared war on great britan
was leader of anti slavery forces in massachusetts
president of the confederate states during the civil war
laws that defined the rights of slaves and slave owners
owner of a plantation
a person that supervises workers
a black man promoted to an overseer
Eli Whitney's Cotten Gin
device invented to remove seeds from cotton
Harriet Beecher Stowe
american abolitionist and author about slavery
african american abolitionist and a union spy
african american abolitionist
William Lloyd Garrison
was an american abolitionist
network of secret routes and safe houses used by slaves
Slavery as a Necessary Evil
The economy needed slavery. If they didnt, they didnt know what would happen with the slaves
The Positive Good Theory
the thought that slavery was not a necessary evil