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secret organized efforts by Northerners to help escaped slaves find safe shelter in the Free states or Canada
Compromise of 1850
an omnibus bill of five laws enacted by Congress aimed at ending sectional disputes that threatened the Union
dred scott vs stanford - 1857 decision indicated Negroes (slave or free) were not included in the category of "citizen" as the word was used in the U.S. Constitution
Indian removal Act
gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties with Indian tribes living east of the mississippi
term used to describe the presidency of Andrew Jackson, characterized by greater political paricipation
armed conflict between Mexico and the US resulting in the US acquisition of territory in Texas and the purchase of California and New Mexico for $15 million
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