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Preserved balance in Congress between slave and free states by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state; prohibited slavery north of Missouri
Missouri Compromise (1820)
Indians east of the Mississippi River were to be moved to new lands in the West
Indian Removal Act (1830)
repealed Missouri Compromise and allowed Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether they would allow slavery---this was the new idea of popular sovereignty
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
Fugitive slaves had to be returned to their owners; they could not testify in court or have a trial by jury; and there were heavy penalties for anyone who helped an escaped slave
Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
Offered 100 acres free to anyone who would farm for five years
Homestead Act (1862)
Declared everyone born in the U.S. to be a citizen and entitled to equal rights regardless of race
Civil Rights Act of 1866
Radical Reconstruction; imposed military control of southern states and said that they had to ratify the 14th Admendment and allow former slaves to vote
Reconstruction Acts (1867)
established Interstate Commerce Commission, designed to regulate rates charged by railroads
Interstate Commerce Act (1887)