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30 Cards in this Set

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this law was the most controversial part of the Compromise of 1850. It denied a fleeing slave a jury trial and the right to testify in his own behalf. This "Bloodhound Bill" made northerners liable if they helped slaves escape
Fugitive Slave Law
The "Hero of Buena Vista", the 1848 Whig canidate for president, and the winner of that election
Zachory Taylor
the man who negotiated the 1853 treaty which ceded part of the mexican territory to the U.S. for $10 million
James Gadson
the 73-year old kentucky senator who engineered the compromise of 1850
henry clay
the anti-slaveryite advocate of God's moral law in the senate. he was the wiry and husky-throated freshman senator from new york who opposed concession in 1850.
in 1850-1851 2 armed expiditions went to this island with the idea of siezing new territory for the U.S
the democrat's nominating convention of 1852 startled the nation by selecting a "dark horse" canidate. they chose this unknown lawyar-polotition from the hills of new hampshire
franklin pierce
the illinois senator of the 1850's who pushed for westward expansion as a way to help railroad intrests of his state
stephan A. Douglas
the colorless and conciliatory new york lawyer-polotition who succeeded to the presidency upon Taylor's death in 1850
millard Fillmore
the massachusetts senator whose famed 7th of march speech was his finest if measured immediete effects
although the democtats and whigs were silent about slavery in the 1858 election, this party came out for the wilmot Proviso and against slavery in thee territories
the american steamer which was seized by spanish officials in 1854 as a show of force after americans tried to seize cuba by force
black worrior
southerners in the 1850's supported this puchas which was necessary for a southern railroad to california
the 1854 act of congress which brushed aside the missouri compramise in favor of popular sovereignty and wetward expansion
Kansas-Nabraska Act
the convention called by southern extremists in 1850 that came out strongly for slavery and opposed the comromise being argued in congress
the 68 year old south carolina senator who opposed the compromise of 1850
Jhon C. Calhoun
the nickname for the southern counterpart to the northern abolitionist of the 1850's
the u.s. naval commander who persuaded the Japanes in 1854 to open their doors to limited trade
matthew C. Perry
the reputed "father of popular Soverignty" who was the democratic canidate for president in 1848
lewis Cass
the doctrine which stated that people of a given territory should themselves determine the status of slavery
popular sovereignty
the kansas nabraska act of 1854 can claim credit for the birth of this political party
the able genral known as "old fuss and feathers" who was chosen to represent the whig party in the 1852 election
winfield scott
an opponent of the compromise of 1850. he appealed with reference excluding slavery in the territories, to an even "higher law" than the constitution
will seward
the state in the 1850's that claimed parts of what are now Wyoming, colorado, and new mexico
the england document drawn up by th u.s. diplomats in spain, england, and france in 1854 as a device to justify seizing cuba
osterd manifesto
the woman from maryland, an illiterate runaway slave herself, who rescued more than 300 slaves in her work for the underground railroad
harriet tubman
the network of anti-slavery homes used to assist runaway slaves in reaching canada
underground railroad
the free-soil canidate for president in 1848
martin Van Buren
the 1850 treaty which stipulated that neither america or britain would fortify or secure exclusive control over any further (central american ) ishmian wateway.
the winner of the presidential election of 1852
franklin pierce