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Uncle Tom's Cabin
a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 which portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral. Lincoln will famously call Stowe " The little old lady who started the Civil War"
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.
Fugitive Slave Act
A law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholders.
Fugitive Slave Courts
African Americans were not allowed to talk. Judges got $5 dollars to find someone free and $10 to find that person guilty of being an escaped slave.
The Great Compromiser
A law that allowed voters in Kansas and Nebraska to choose whether to allow slavery. Popular sovereignty
Rule by the people
Term referring to bloodshed over popular sovereignty in Kansas between pro and anti slavery forces.
Anti slavery advocate who believed slaveholders should be put to death. Killed 5 men in the middle of the night in Kansas.
Brooks V Sumner
Congressman Preston Brooks beat Senator Charles Sumner, for giving a speech about Kansas, severely in the chamber of the United States Senate. The attack symbolized the building animosity between the North and South and caused further polarization as newspapers and public officials on both sides alternately condemned and praised the attack.
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