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25 Cards in this Set

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an arms storehouse
An 1820 agrement by Congress that allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state and Maine to enter as a free state.
Missouri Compromise
A political party organized in the 1850's to oppose slavery
Republican Party
A bill usually refers to those enacted by local government
The period before the Civil War
Actions that deny people their rights because of prejudice
A farmer who owned less than than 500 acres
yeoman farmer
Those states where slavery was permitted
slave states
The right of people living in a territory to decide whether they wanted to be a free or a slave state
popular sovereignty
An older slave plaaced in charge of other slaves
The act of pulling out of the Union
A concept in which people in any given area think their ideas and interests are correct and more important than those of any region
A network of homes, farms, and churches from the South to the North where runaway slaves could rest and hide from slave catchers
Underground Railroad
A person responsible for assigning and supervising the tasks of slaves
A secret political group active in the 1850's that was anti-immigration and anti-Catholic
Know Nothing Party
People who worked to abolish slavery
A person who was against slavery being extended into western territories
free soilers
Those states where slavery was not allowed
free state
The name of the government formed by the southern states in 1861 when the seceded from the Union
Confederates States of America
The idea that the powers not given to the federal government in the Constitution belong to each state
states rights
The position one group has in relation to others
calss structure
A set of laws that defined the socal, economic, physical limitations placed on slaves
slave codes
A statement of the policies that a politcal party supports
A law passed in 1854 by which Kansas and Nebraska were made territories and allowed to decide upon the issue of slavery for themselves
Kansas-Nebraska Act
A proposal introduced by Henry Clay by which California was admitted as a free state and the slace trade was banned in the District of Columbia
Compromise of 1850