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Harriet Beecher Stowe
published Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852 as an attempt to show the North the horrors of slavery.
New England Emigrant Aid Company
a minority of the people moving to Kansas was financed by groups of northern abolitionists who wanted to see Kansas as a free state.
fanatical abolitionist who hacked to death 5 presumed pro-slavery men at Pottawatomic Creek.
this document stated that the people were not allowed to vote for or against the constitution as a whole, rather, they could vote would be "with slavery" or "without slavery".
a democrat, succeeded Pierce as the President of the U.S. He had a strong southern influence and approved of the Lecompton Constitution.
Senator Stephen Douglas
strongly opposed the document and he campaigned against it (Lecompton Constitution)
divided the powerful Democratic Party by enraging the Douglas Democrats of the North.
Senator Charles Sumner
gave a provoking speech condemning pro-slavery men, in particular Senator Andrew Butler, which led him to be beatened on the senate floor.
American Party by
was formed by President who were alarmed the increase of immigrant from Ireland to Germany.
Panic of 1857
broke out due to California gold inflating the currency and over-speculation in land and railroads.
Homestead Act of 1860
made public lands avaliable at $0.25/acre, but was vetoed by President Buchanan.
Douglas's response to Lincoln's question, "What if the people of a territory should vote down slavery?"
Alabama, Mississippi, Flordia, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas
seven states that seceeded.
a recent memeber of the U.S senate for Mississippi, as President of the secceded states.
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