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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
BJU US History Chapter 13
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United States prohibit slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico
Calhoun set down the Southern view of the status of slavery in the territories.
wanted slavery, they could have it; if not, they could prohibit it.
hero of the Mexican War
those who favored keeping slavery where it already existed but opposed its extension into the territories
"Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor, and Free Men"
California gold rush
found a lot of gold in the area
first wave of gold hunters who came in 1849
Compromise of 1850
1-California be admitted as a free state
2-the slave trade be abolished in D.C.
3-a federal fugitive slave act
4- protection of slavery in D.C.
nominee of the Democrat's
Fugitive Slave Law
the return of runaway slaves to bondage
the escape route for fugitive slaves through the Northern states
the most radical Southerners. Extremists who advocated the South's leaving the Union as the only way to preserve the Southern way of life.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
most successful abolitionist literature. By Stowe.
Stephen A. Douglas
Democratic leader who opened the wounds of sectional conflict.
Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854
proposed organizing two territories from the region (Kansas and Missouri) to settle the slavery issue
arose in reaction to increasing immigration from europe
successor to the Whigs. Began as a generally antislavery party.
John C. Fremont
"Pathfinder of the West" Hero of the Mexican War
nominated for the Democrats
"Bleeding of Kansas"
bloody fight. Sack of Lawrence, Sumner-Brooks episode, and Pottawatomie massacre
sack of Lawrence
outraged the free-staters
dispute between representatives
fanatical abolitionist from Conneticut
John Brown attacked several proslavery families along the area
Dred Scott v. Standford
proved that the supreme court could not provide a solution to the problems that so vexed the nation
settled the slavery question
a territory could still prohibit slavery by refusing to adopt laws establishing and protecting it
national debate on slavery
group of Brown's supporters
brown and several followers moved secretly to a farmhouse in virginia
John C. Breckinridge
Buchanan's vice president
Constitutional Union Party
coalition between these two wings emerged a coalition of conservative southerners and northerners called their party this.
nominated presidency of the Constitutional Union Party
leave the union
Ordinance of seccesion
South Carolina approved it
was elected the first president of the Confederancy
John J. Crittenden
senator that proposed a series of amendments that would extend the Missouri Compromise line for the western territories and extend the protection of slavery where it already existed
first fire of the civil war
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