Slavery and Representative Democracy
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Entered the nation as a slave state, was partnered with Maine to maintain balance in the Senate.
Entered the nation as a free state, was partnered with Missouri to maintain balance in the Senate.
The balance between slave and free states was maintained in the __________ after the Missouri Compromise.
Land that is used to define the conditions of the Missouri Compromise
36 30' North Latitude
Line that divided the Louisiana territory into slave and free territory. Runs along the southern border of Missouri.
Senator from Kentucky who creates the Missouri Compromise
Enters the nation as a free state according to the Compromise of 1850.
Fugitive Slave Act
Law that said Fugitive (runaway) slaves would be returned to their owners in the south if found in free territory.
The power of the people to decide the slavery question in their state.
To get rid of something. Abolitionists wanted to get rid of slavery.
New Mexico/Utah Territory
Western territories that were allowed to use Popular Sovereignty to determine if they would allow slavery or not according to the Compromise of 1850.
Nation's capital. Slave trade was banned here due to the Compromise of 1850.
Territory involved in the Kansas Nebraska Act. Was going to use Popular Sovereignty to determine if it was to become a free or slave state.
Territory that was involved in the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Was likely to become a free territory, therefore it wasn't subjected to much violence.
Person who came to Kansas to help make sure it became a free state.
Democrat from Illinois that crafted the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Attacked pro-slavery forces in Kansas to abolish the sin of slavery from the nation.
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