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What was the Raid on Harper's Ferry?
John Brown led a raid on a military post to secure weapons and free slaves
When did Texas seceed?
Feb 1861
What did the Kansas-Nebraska Act do?
Kanasa and Nebraska could vote on whether or not they wanted slavery
Define abolitionists
people who want to abolish slavery
Why was the republican party formed?
To stop the spread of slavery.
Define secede
to withdraw from an organization or nation
Who was elected president in 1860?
Republican Abraham Lincoln
How did the Compromise of 1850 affect the number of salve states in the United States?
States in the Mexican Cession would vote on wether or not they wanted slavery.
Define States' Rights
view that if a state does not agree with a federal law, it could choose to disobey or not enforce it
What happened to Sam Houston.
He was removed as governor because he refused to swear an oath of allegiance to the Confederate Staes of America.
Define ordinance
an offical order
Define allegiance
loyalty to a counrty
What was the Nullification Crisis?
South Carolina felt a tariff was unfair and decided not to pay it.