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The Civil War
The issues leading to The Civil War
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One of the "conductors" on the Underground Railroad , slave. Escaped from slavery into the north and later made 20 more trips to the south to help 300 slaves run away including her family. Became the most famous underground railroad conductor. 'Moses of her people'
A secret cooperative network that aided fugitive slaves in reaching sanctuary in the free states or in Canada in the years before the abolition of slavery in the United States
The Compromise of 1850
There are four parts to the compromise:
1: CA would be admitted to the union as a free state
2: Territorial governments in UT and NM let the people decide the slavery issue themselves
3: The slave trade (NOT slavery) shall be prohibited in the District of Columbia
4: A new fugitive slave law would require federal marshals to assist in recapturing fugitives
Dred Scott v Sanford
U.S. Supreme Court said that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens
"Bleeding Kansas" (Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854)
Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of pulling out the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing white male settlers in those territories to determine through power whether they would allow slavery within each territory
Was a white American abolitionist who believed rebelling against the government was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States
Was an African American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths
The Missouri Compromise
Was passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hilalgo
Officially Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic
Was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin
Importance of Texas in the debate over slavery
White southerns wanted Texas as a slave state. Texas was Mexican territory.
Importance of California in the debate over slavery
California used to be Mexican territory.
Was the widely held belief that American settlers were destined to expand across the continent
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