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Westward Expansion & Slavery


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Daniel Webster
Famous American politician and orator. he advocated renewal and opposed the financial policy of Jackson. Many of the principles of finance he spoke about were later incorporated in the Federal Reserve System. Would later push for a strong union.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
John Brown
Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
Steven Douglas
wrote Kansas Nebraska Act and defeated Lincoln in the US senate
Dred Scott
He was a slave who was taken to free territory. Scott sued for his freedom and the Supreme Court declared that slaves are property, not people.
Free Soil Property
political party whos main goal was to keep slavery out of the wester territories
Homestead
a house and land
Popular Sovereignty
Let the people decide on whether slavery should be allowed in territories through voting.
Mason- Dixon Line
line that divided the country from the north & south
Fugitive Slave Law
One term of Compromise of 1850- _______ which states property is property no matter where it goes, from now on all gov't officials have to assist in rounding up escaped slaves
Kansas Nebraska Act
1854 - Douglas: Created Nebraska (north) and Kansas (south) as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty. North disliked…
Confederate States
state that broke away from the union and formed their own country
border states
The Border States were slave states that shared a border with free states to the north. These included Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri. As a rule, the Border States maintained strong cultural ties …
Secede
To formally withdraw from the union
A Civil War
a war within a country
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