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A moral crusade to immediately end the system of human slavery in the United States
Civil Disobedience
Intentionally breaking or defying the law to call attention to what is believed to be evil or injustice
Freeport Doctrine
The position on slavery taken by Stephen Douglas during the debates with Lincoln in 1858. Slavery could not exist if local lesgislation did not except it. Douglas refused to say whether he believed slavery was right or wrong
Kansas-Nebraska Act
1854- Created two new territories with slavery decided by popular soverienty; it effectively repealed the Missouri Compromise as it applied to slavery north of the Compromise line
Response to the increase in immigration in the 1840's; Found a political expression in the AMerican Party aka as the Know-Nothing Party which was strongly anti-Catholic
Popular sovreignty
Proposed by Senator Lewis Cass; meant that the decision to permit slavery in a territory was up to the terrority themself; incorporataed into the Compromise of 1850 for New Mexico and Utah Territories
An Intellectual movement that stressed emotion, sentiment, and invidualism. A reaction to rathionalism and the classic revival.
Expresssion of the Romantic movement that emphasized the limts of reason, invidual freedom, and nature; best represented by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreu, the author of Walden and Civil Disobedience
"Bleeding Kansas"
The virtual civil war that erupted in Kansas in 1856 between pro-slavery and free soilers as a consequence of the KN-NB Act
"Fifty-four forty or fight'
Political slogan of the Democrats in the election of 1844, which claimed fifty-four degrees, forty minutes as the boundary of the Oregon Territory claimed by the US. The treaty of 1846 with Great Britain set up the boundary at the 49th parallel
"Free soil"
The idea surfaced after the Mex. War that Congress had the authority to ban slvery in the newly acquired territories. It was embodied in the Wilmot Proviso. The advocates of this formed their own political party in 1848, and Martin Van Buren was their candidate for President.