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Causes of Civil War
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Escaped slave who was one of the most influential abolitionists of the time
William Lloyd Garrison
was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator
Seneca Falls Convention
First national women's rights convention; site where the Declaration of Sentiments was written
Belief of many Americans in the mid-1800's that God intended the U.S. to expand westward
The 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.
Conflict between Mexico and the U.S. that ended with the U.S. gaining control over most Mexican territory in the southwest
President during the Mexican American War. He used Manifest Destiny to get elected
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty that ended the Mexican American War. The U.S. got the Mexican Cession from this treaty.
Practice of allowing voters in a territory to decide whether to permit slavery there
Proposed an American law to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War. The conflict over the proviso was one of the major events leading to the American Civil War.
Compromise of 1850
California was admitted as a free state. The Fugitive Slave Act was passed.
Kansas Nebraska Act
Law that created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and allowed voters to choose whether they had slavery
Abolitionist who raided Harpers Ferry and tried to create a slave revolt. He is captured and executed.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Anger people in the North and inspired them to end Slavery.
Fugitive Slave Act
Law that made it a federal crime to help runaway slaves and allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves even in areas where slavery was illegal
The new republican party was created as a strong anti-slavery group. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican elected as president
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