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Compromise of 1850
Includes California admitted as a free state, the Fugitive Slave Act, Made popular sovereignty in most other states from Mexican- American War
Stephen A. Douglas
Senator from Illinois who ran for president against Abraham Lincoln. Wrote the Kansas-Nebreaska Act and the Freeport Doctrine
elected Vice President and became the 13th President of the United States when Zachary Taylor died in office (1800-1874)
Fugitive Slave Act
Law that provided for harsh treatment for escaped slaves and for those who helped them.
a system that helped enslaved African Americans follow a network of escape routes out of the South to freedom in the North
Law that split Nebraska into the territories of Nebraska and Kansas and allowed for popular sovereignty.
Term referring to bloodshed over popular sovereignty in a particular western territory
The Pottawatomie Massacre
John Brown butchered 5 proslavery settlers in relatiation to a group of Border Ruffians burned the antislavery town of Lawrence.
Charles Sumner/Preston Brooks
Preston Brooks felt that Sumner speech spread libel on South Carolina and Mr.Butler
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