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A general term for a person who worked to end slavery

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe's best selling abolitionist novel

Seneca Falls Convention

First women's rights meeting in America

Missouri Compromise

Agreement admitting states in pairs: kep the Senate balanced

Compromise of 1850

Allowed California to enter as a free state and broke the balance in the Senate

Fugitive Slave Law

Law that made everyone turn in runaway slaves, angering many northerners

Scott v. Sanford

Supreme court decision declaring that slaves were property, not citizens, so Congress could not outlaw slavery anywhere

Lincoln Douglas

Two senate candidates; had a series of debates about slavery

Popular sovereignty

When people make decisions by direct popular vote

Kansas Nebraska Act

Give an example of a situation where the citizens of a state used popular sovereignty to decide about slavery, leading to violence


New political party formed to limit slavery

Lincoln's Election of 1860

"Last straw" event that led the South to secede

States' Rights

Belief that a state can withdraw from the Union


withdraw formally from the federal union


Frederick Douglass, The Grimke Sisters, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison and the Quakers were all______


Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B Anthony worked for ___ rights


Religious group that believed that all people were equal

Temperance Movement

Organized effort to end alcohol abuse and problems caused by it


a total ban on the sale and drinking of alcohol

Underground Railroad

A secret network for helping slaves escape from the South to the North and to Canada

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