American law to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico
wilmont proviso
Nicknamed after the California gold rush
forty niners
Taking states out the union
secession
An underground tunnel for slaves
underground railroad
Most famous for helping slaves escape through the underground railroad
harriet tubman
Named after the South
confederacy
American politician and senator from Mississippi
Jefferson davis
American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery
John brown
A popular vote on the constitution
referendum
Stephen Douglas tried to avoid a dilemma formulating an answer became known as
freeport doctrine
One of Tennessee's most prominent antebellum politicians
john bell
The president of the United States wanting to end slavery
abraham lincoln
a rebellion against slaveholders
insurrection
American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia
Robert E. lee
One of the most famous battles of the civil war held in Pennsylvania
Gettysburg
Named after the northern anti slavery states
union
Known battle fought at a sea port in Charleston, South Carolina
fort sumter
Nickname for confederate state soldiers
rebels
Nicknamed after the union state soldiers
yankees
Color of the northern troops
blue
Color uniforms for the south troops
grey
Words used to try and get ride of slavery
abolish
States that were against slavery
North
States that were for slavery
south
Martial law in Missouri was supposed to suppress Union enemies.
martial law
an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom
dredd scott
A political party next to the democratics that can be also called "conscious"...
wigs
Letting people decide what they want
popular soverientry
a short-lived political party in the United States
free soil party
A big state held by Mexico at first then for a while was its own little country
texas

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