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This was formed by antislavery Whigs, Democrats and Know-Nothings, plus Free-Soilers to stop the expansion of slavery into the territories.
After Lincoln's election, southern feelings of political powerlessness led many states to secede, beginning with this one.
Accoring to many southerners, secession could be justified by this doctrine.
This document permitted residents to vote on only whether MORE slaves could enter the Kansas territory.
This argued that citizens of new territories could vote to decide the slavery issue.
This Democrat's Freeport Doctrine won his a seat on the U.S. senate but cost him the presidency.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
This book was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act and gave northerners a better understanding and hatred of slavery.
The proposal made by a Pennsylvania congressman who said slavery should be prohibited in territories claimed after the Mexican War.
Guaranteed the right to own slaves and that each state was sovereign and independent.
As the President in office when southern states began seceding, he declined to take a position on the matter.
This state was admitted to the Union as a slave state in 1836.
This state was admitted to the union as a free state in 1837.
This state was admitted to the union as a free state in 1850.
Dred Scott v. Sanford
The Supreme Court decision which ruled African-Americans were not and could never be citizens and that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional, therefore slavery could not be banned in territories.
This congressman proposed the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850.
He was a staunch abolitionist who led the raid on Harpers Ferry arsenal in 1859.
The political party formed in 1848 by antislavery Democrats and Whigs to halt the expansion of slavery.
Fugitive Slave Act
This stipulation in the Compromise of 1850 strengthened antislavery sentiment in the North due to its strict enforcement.
Maintained that people in a territory could exclude slavery by refusing to pass the laws necessary to support slavery.
This territory elected two governments, one proslavery and one antislavery.
This state was admitted as a slave state in 1845, thereby renewing the Congressional debate over the expansion of slavery.
Repealed the Missouri Compromise and replaced it with the doctrine of popular sovereignty in newly organized territories.
The 1787 law that clarified how territories could become states and banned slavery in those territories.
The agreement that admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state and banned slavery north of the 36 30 parallel line.
In the 1860 election, he was nominated by the Constitutional Union Party and supported ignoring sectional differences and rallying around the constitution.
In the 1860 Election, he was nominated by Southern Democrats and supported a Congressional law to uphold the Dred Scott decision
Compromise of 1850
Called for the admission of California as a free state, organizing Utah and New Mexico with out restrictions on slavery, adjustment of the Texas/New Mexico border, abolition of slave trade in District of Columbia, and a tougher fugitive slave law.
slave trade clause
U.S. Constitutional compromise that stated congress was forbidden to prohibit slave importation for twenty years
fugitive slave clause
U.S. Constitutional compromise requiring that slaves that escaped to another state be returned back to the owner in the state from which they escaped
U.S. Constitutional compromise stating 3/5 of slave population is to be counted for purposes of congressional and Electoral College representation