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Franklin Pierce
a strong supporter of the Compromise of 1850 who persuaded people on both sides of the slavery issue that he shared their views
Winfield Scott
another Mexican war hero that the Whigs turned to
Fugitive Slave Act
made it a federal crime to help runaway slaves and allowed the escaped slaves anywhere
Harriet Beecher Stowe
wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
Kansas Nebraska Act
created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and allowed voters to choose whether to allow slavery
John Brown
led a group that attacked a pro-slavery settlement along the Pottawatomie Creek
Pottawatomie Massacre
group led by John Brown who murdered 5 pro-slavery Kansans
Republican Party
formed in 1854 by anti-slavery Whigs and "Democrats
James Buchanan
nominated for president from Pennsylvania
Lecompton Constitution
gave voters the right to decide whether more slacces could enter the territory but not whether slavery should exist there