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20 terms

Road to Civil War

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Abolitionist
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
Republican
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
Secede
withdraw formally from the federal union
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass, The Grimke Sisters, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison and the Quakers were all______
Women's
Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B Anthony worked for ___ rights
Quakers
Religious group that believed that all people were equal
Temperance Movement
Organized effort to end alcohol abuse and problems caused by it
prohibition
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