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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
FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
Laws for how states would be brought into the U.S. CA became free and Utah and New Mexico could choose by popular sovereignty
Political debates in Illinois, Lincoln took a anti-slavery stand and lost the election to Douglas
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