Uncle Tom's Cabin
a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 which portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral
Kansas was being disputed for free or slave soil during 1854-1857, by popular sovereignty. In 1857, there were enough free-soilers to overrule the slave-soilers. So many people were feuding that disagreements eventually led to killing in Kansas between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces.
When John Brown (abolitionist) and followers murdered 5 pro-slavery settlers in Kansas then mutilated their bodies to scare other slave supporters and to keep slavery supporters from moving into Kansas.
Seven debates between Lincoln and Douglass before election of 1860 - mostly over issues of slavery
John Brown's scheme to invade the South with armed slaves, backed by sponsoring, northern abolitionists; seized the federal arsenal; Brown and remnants were caught by Robert E. Lee and the US Marines; Brown was hanged
Was a Congressman from South Carolina, notorious for brutally assaulting senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate.
Distribution of representatives among the states based on the population of each state
The Impending Crisis of the South
trouble-brewing book written in 1857 by Hinton R. Helper, attempting to prove that slavery hurt non-slaveholding whites the most
pro-slavery constitution suggested for Kansas' admission to the union - rejected
Dred Scott decision
Landmark court decision that ruled that slaves were property and antislavery laws were unconstitutional
a plan proposed in December 1860 attempting to save the Union; it would divide the western territories by using the old Missouri Compromise line
abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)