History Unit 6 Vocab Words 4/10/18
Terms in this set (10)
formal withdrawal of a state from the union.
Personal Liberty Laws
forbade the imprisonment of runaway slaves and guaranteed that they would have jury trials.
John C. Calhoun
Andrew Jackson's vice president. He believed that the tariff of Abominations in 1828 was "disgusting and loathsome."
Massachusetts senator. He delivered one of the greatest speeches in history (Liberty First and Union Afterwards) during his time in office.
Kansas Nebraska Act
On January 23, 1854, Douglas introduced a bill in Congress to divide the area into two territories: Nebraska in the north, and Kansas in the south.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written in 1852. This novel though it was melodramatic and many of its characters were stereotypes, delivered the message that slavery was not just a political contest, but also a great moral struggle.
a treaty which was designed to ban slavery in most of the mexican cession territory.
delegates from the secessionist states met in Montgomery, Alabama where they formed the Confederacy or The Confederate States of America. The Confederate Constitution was very similar to the U.S constitution except that it "protected and recognized" slavery in new territories.
former senator of Mississippi, and was elected by delegates of the Confederate Constitutional Convention unanimously as president.
Douglas's response to Lincoln's question during the Lincoln Douglas Debates. He said that "Slavery cannot exist a day or an hour anywhere, unless it is supported by local police regulations."