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SECTIONALISM
This is when people are more loyal to their states or regions than to the country as a whole. (Loyal to Georgia over being loyal to The U.S.)
POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY
The notion that people should have the right to rule themselves.
SECEDE
To leave the United States.
COMPROMISE OF 1850
Proposals that gave both sides their demands.
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS
A young senator from Illinois.
FREE-SOIL PARTY
A political party founded in 1848 by antislavery Whigs and Democrats; which freed soil, speech, labor, and men.
DANIEL WEBSTER
A congressman, then Senator from Massachusettes who wanted the U.S. to return to harmony and quiet.
FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
This act made it a crime to help run-away enslaved persons.
KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT
This act ended the political truce over slavery.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
She came from a family of well-known educators and clergy. She used her experience to write Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel about slavery and plantation life.
DRED SCOTT
A once enslaved man who was bought by a family that moved from a slave state to a free state. Scott sued for his freedom because he had lived in a free state. This became a Supreme Court Case.
SOJOURNER TRUTH
A female former slave who was freed when NY banned slavery. She changed her name and worked for abolition and women's rights.
ROGER B. TANEY
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who said Dred Scott had no right to sue in Federal Court.
REPUBLICANS
Members of the Whigs and Democratic party who opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act joined Free-Soilers and became anti-Nebraska group which became Republicans.
DEBATE
A public discussion.
FREEPORT DOCTRINE
The explanation by Stephen A. Douglas for the problem over popular sovereignty in the territories.
JOHN C. FREMONT
A Western explorer and leader of the California uprisisng against Mexico. "Free Men, Free Soil, Fremont"
JAMES BUCHANAN
Democratic president from Pennsylvania (our only president). He was a diplomat and former Congressman, but not the best president.
HOMESTEAD ACT
Congress passed this act offering free land to settlers, but it was vetoed by President Buchanan.
ARMORY
A storehouse for weapons.
CRITTENDEN PLAN
Senator John Crittenden's plan to save the Union using several amendments including allowing slavery where it already exists, etc.
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE
A supporter of the Dred Scott decision who was chosen by southern Democrats in the race for president.
WILMOT PROVISO
This was introduced by anti-slavery Democrat David Wilmot. It outlaws slavery in all territories acquired from Mexico. It was defeated in the Senate.
ALEXANDER STEPHENS
"Their cause, and their destiny is my destiny." He wanted the Georgia legislature not to act against the federal government unless the South was acted upon.