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Chp 15

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Republican party
Antislavery political party that formed in the 1850s
Kohn C. Fremomt
Republican party candidate in the 1856 presedential election
James Buchanen
15th president
Dred Scott vs Sanford
Court case that extended the rights of slaveholders and limited legal efforts to challenge slavery
Roger B. Taney
Chief Justice of the Supreme court who wrote the lead opinion in the Dred Scott case
Abraham Lincoln
Illinios Republican candidate for the US senate in 1858
Harpers Ferry
Location of US arsenal in Virginia which was raided by John Brown
Platform
A statement of beliefs
Secede
To formally withdraw from the Union
Confederate states of America
Confederation formed by the seceded Southern states
Jefferson Davis
Presided of the Confederacy
Crittenden Plan
Compromise plan to prevent seccession
Arsenal
A place where weapons are stored
Boycott
To refuse to be apart of
Wilmot Proviso
A bill that proposed to ban slavery in many territories
Free Soil party
A political party dedicated to stopping the expansion of slavery
Henry Clay
US senator from Kentucky who proposed the Compromise of 1850
Daniel Webster
US senator from Massachusetts who supported the Compromise of 1850
Stephen Douglass
US senator from Illinois who worked to pass the Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850
Effort by Vongress to settle the issue of slavery in the territories that arose when California was admitted as a free state
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Author of the anti slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Toms Cabin
Antislavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fugitive Slave act
Law that helped slave holders recapture runaway slaves
Popular sovereignty
A system where residents vote to decide an issue
Kansas Nebraska Act
Law that split the Nebraska Territory into Kansas and Nebraska and allowed people to vote on slavery in these territories
John Brown
An extreme abolitionist
Execute
To put to death
Fugitive
A person who is running away
Racist
Having prejudice based on a race
Resident
A person who lives in a particular place
Sovereign
Having supreme authority