Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/16

Click to flip

16 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
What was the WILMOT PROVISO?
An amendment to a bill that stated that none of the territory acquired in the war with Mexico could be open to slavery.
What was POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY?
residents of a territory had the right to vote for or against slavery
What is SECESSION?
the formal withdrawal of a state from the Union
What was the Compromise of 1850?
CA admitted as a free state
Utah and New Mexico territories decide about slavery
Texas-Mexico boundary was resolved
Slave trade banned in Washington, D.C.
Stricter fugitive slave law
Who was STEPHEN DOUGLAS?
Helped to get the Compromise of 1850 passed. He took the package of resolutions apart and introduced them one at a time.
Called the Little Giant, served as a judge, member of the House and a Senator
Who was HARRIET TUBMAN?
a black woman who was a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad
What was the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD?
a system of escape routes for slaves from the South to the North
What is HARRIET BEECHER STOWE known for?
She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, a book about the evils of alavery
What was the KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT?
a bill introduced by Stephen Douglas that divided the territory in the West into two territories. Nebraska in the north, Kansas in the south. It would repeal the Compromise of 1850 and give popular sovereignty to both territories
Who was JOHN BROWN?
an abolitionist, he fought AGAINST slavery
What is NATIVISM?
native born people are favored over immigrants
What was the FREE-SOIL PARTY?
a political party that opposed the extension of slavery in the territories.
SLOGAN: Free Trade, Free Labor, Free Speech, and Free Men
Abraham Lincoln was a Free-Soiler
Who was DRED SCOTT?
a slave who attempted to sue his owner for his freedom because his owner took him to live in the free state of Illinois. He did not win his case.
What was the FREEPORT DOCTRINE?
An opinion expressed by Stephen Douglas that any territory could exclude slavery by simply refusing to provide legal enforcement of slave property laws
What were the CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA?
Those states that seceded from the Union because of the slavery issue. They favored slavery. South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas
What happened at HARPERS FERRY? (Virginia)
John Brown wanted to take guns from the arsenal and give them to slaves to start a slave uprising. U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee fought against Brown and his men. Brown was captured and later hanged.