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Missouri compromise of 1820

Compromise made by congress that made Missouri a slave state and Maine a free state.

Fugitive slave act

A law allowing slave owners the right to "recapture" runaway slaves and return them to their owners

Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854

A law that divided the territories of Kansas and Nebraska; overturned to the Missouri compromise

Bleeding Kansas 1856-1860

Civil war in Kansas due to conflict over the choice to be a free state; lasted for 3 years

Uncle Tom's Cabin

a book written to get people especially northerners to see how awful situations for the slaves

Violence in Congress

Caning of Sumner- speech given in the senate attacking pro-slavery. A congressman attacked Sumner with his cane

Compromise of 1850

Laws for how states would be brought into the U.S. CA became free and Utah and New Mexico could choose by popular sovereignty

Harpers Ferry 1859

A raid on the union arsenal at Harpers ferry, West Virginia, led by John Brown

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Political debates in Illinois, Lincoln took a anti-slavery stand and lost the election to Douglas

Election of 1860

2 different races for the election. One in the north and one in the south depending on people's views

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