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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
8th Grade: Chapter 17: Towards Civil War
Terms in this set (18)
Loyalty to one's own region of the country, rather than to the nation as a whole
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe which portrayed the brutality of slavery.
Abolitionist who believed slavery could only be ended through violence.
Fugitive Slave Act
Law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves, allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves, and required their return to slaveholders.
Compromise of 1850
Agreement that admitted California as a "Free State," added the "Fugitive Slave Act," and let "Popular Sovereignty" be the deciding factor for most territories in the West.
Known as the "Great Compromiser," he helped create both the "Missouri Compromise" and the "Compromise of 1850."
Nickname for the bloodshed over "Popular Sovereignty" vote in the state of Kansas.
Letting people vote to decide whether to become a "Slave State" or a "Free State."
Senator from Illinois, wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and ran for the Senate and Presidency against Abraham Lincoln.
Series of 7 debates across the state of Illinois between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas over the issue of slavery.
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Supreme Court case that stated African Americans were not citizens of the United States.
Harpers Ferry, Virginia
Location of a federal arsenal that John Brown raided to get guns/weapons to arm slaves and start a revolt to end slavery.
To leave or withdraw from a country.
First state to secede from the Union
President of the Confederate States of America
President of the United States of America
First battle/shots fired of the Civil War
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