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author of Uncle Toms Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
he authored Kansas and Nebraska Act Stephen Douglas
this party formed in opposition to Andrew Jackson Whigs
he was the southern democrats candidate for president in 1860 John c Breckinridge
he invented the cotton gin Eli Whitney
he was chief justice of U.S. Supreme court Roger B. Taney
machine that could harvest grain much faster than a human laborer McCormick Reaper
this partys strength was derived soley from the north prior to Cival War Republicans
this law divided the Nebraska territory into two territories Kansas Nebraska act
device that uses electric signals to transmit messages by code telegraph
he divised the compromise of 1850 and attempted to get it passed through congress henry Clay

A Divided Nation Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Anthony Burns
Bleeding Kansas
Charles Sumner
Compromise of 1850
Daniel Webster
Dred Scott
Election of 1860
Franklin Pierce
Fredrick Douglass
Free-Soil Party
Freeport Doctrine
Fugitive Slave Act
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Henry Clay
James Buchanan
John Brown
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Missouri Compromise
Popular Sovereignty
Potawatomi Massacre
Republican Party
Secession
Sectionalism
South Carolina
William Seward
Wilmot Proviso

Causes of the Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The division of North and South. Sectionalism
"The Great Compromiser." Henry Clay
Escaped Slave that was caught in Boston, But was then bought freedom by the people of Boston. Anthony Burns
Any land aquired from Mexico would be by law, a free state. Wilmont Proviso
Attack led by John Brown. Pottawatomie Massacre
a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Toms Cabin
He wrote the Liberator and was a leading Abolitionist. William Lyod Garrison
A series of violent attacks caused by slavery and Political standings. Bleeding Kansas
The withdrawl of one or more States from America. secession
First state that seceded after Lincolns election. South Carolina
The Little Giant. Stephen Douglas
Enslaved African American who attempted to sue his master. Dred Scott
Judege for the Dred Scott case of 1857. Roger B Taney
16th President. Abraham Lincoln
president elected after the election of 1860. John C Brekinridege
Man who attacked Charles Sumner at his crimes against Kansas speech. Preston Brooks
A slave revolt that killed about 60 people led by. Nat Turner
powerful Abolitionist, he was an adviser to president Lincoln and lent strong support to the women's right movement. Fredrick Douglass
the only candidate ever nominated for the Know Nothings in a presidential election. James Buchanan
Act that allowed Kansas to decide for itself if it wanted to be a free or slave state. KansasNebraska act

Chapter 15 Review Crossword

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loyalty to a state or section rather than the whole country Sectionalism
A proslavery person who rode from Missouri to Kansas to battle antislavery forces Border Ruffian
Senator from Illinois who wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act Stephen Douglas
Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the war with Mexico. Proposed by David Wilmot Wilmost Proviso
The Fugitive ________ Act enforced all citizens to assist in returning runaway slaves Slave
The concept that people could vote on whether their state would be free or slave Popular Sovereignty
Author of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850. Known as the "Great Compromiser" Henry Clay
The Kansas-_______ Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and advocated popular sovereignty Nebraska
President James _______ was elected in 1856 and was the only President from Pennsylvania Buchanan
John ______ was a violent abolitionist who murdered slaveholders in Kansas and held a raid at Harpers Ferry to incite a slave rebellion Brown
_______ Kansas is the nickname given to the Kansas Territory because of the violence that took place there Bleeding
Free Soilers, northern Whigs, and antislavery Democrats formed the __________ Party to stop slavery from expanding Republican
A Missouri slave who sued to end his slavery by arguing that living in free territory made him a free man Dred Scott
The series of 7 Illinois debates for a seat in the Senate helped this individual to become a national figure Lincoln
The formal withdrawal of a state from the Union Secession
The _________ States of America was formed in 1861 by the Southern states after their secession from the Union Confederate
South Carolina seceded from the Union after Lincoln won the ________ of 1860 Election
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis

civil war crossword puzzle

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Crossword
Description

A zealous, itinerant radical who crusaded violently against slavery in the 1850s. john brown
A former Senator from Mississippi who was selected as the first president of the Confederacy in 1861. Jefferson Davis
The Union’s top general in the Civil War, who went on to become the eighteenth U.S. president. Ulysses S. Grant
sixteenth president of the United States in the election of 1860. Abraham Lincoln
A violent crisis that enveloped Kansas after Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 Bleeding Kansas
A bundle of legislation that enabled the North and South to end, temporarily, the debate over the expansion of slavery. First proposed by Henry Clay and championed by Stephen Douglas Compromise of 1850
A party formed by disgruntled Northern abolitionists in 1848, Free-Soil Party
law passed under the Compromise of 1850 that forced Northerners to return runaway slaves to the South. Fugitive Slave Act
aid by John Brown, the infamous Free-Soiler who had killed five proslavery men at the Pottawatomie Massacre. This time around, Brown stormed an arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (present-day West Virginia), with twenty other men. Harpers Ferry Raid
The idea that citizens in the West should vote to determine whether their respective territories would become free states or slave states upon admission to the Union. Popular Sovereignty
A novel, published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852, that turned Northern public opinion against slavery and the South more than anything else in the decade before the Civil War. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Civil War Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Law the provided for harsh treatment for escaped slaves and for those who helped them Fugitive Slave Act
Antislavery novel that was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Toms Cabin
This Act set up Kansas and Nebraska as states. Kansas Nebraska
American slave who sued his master for keeping him enslaved in a territory where slavery was banned under the Missouri Compromise. Dred Scott
General of the Confederates (South) Robert Lee
Amendment that abolished slavery everywhere in the U.S. Thirteenth
Let the people decide by State, on whether slavery should be allowed in territories through voting. Popular Sovereignty
(1856) a series of violent fights between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas who had moved to Kansas to try to influence the decision of whether or not Kansas would be a slave state or a free state. Bleeding Kansas
He became a hero of the abolitionists in the Civil War. John Brown
John Brown's scheme to invade the South with armed slaves. Harper's Ferry
16th president Abraham Lincoln
A person against slavery Abolitionist
Five slave states. Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Border States
President of the Confederate States of America. (Last Name) Davis
First state to leave the Union in 1860. South Carolina
Senator, developed the theory of popular sovereignty. Stephen Douglas
The Great Compromiser Henry Clay
Key leader of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman
Escaped from Maryland Fredrick Douglass
Posted the Liberator Newspaper (Last Name) Garrison

Causes of the Civil War Review Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The Fugitive ________ Act enforced all citizens to assist in returning runaway slaves Slave
The concept that people could vote on whether their state would be free or slave popularsovereignty
The formal withdrawal of a state from the Union secession
The Kansas-_______ Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and advocated popular sovereignty Nebraska
South Carolina seceded from the Union after Lincoln won the ________ of 1860 Election
A Missouri slave who sued to end his slavery by arguing that living in free territory made him a free man DredScott
President of the Confederate States of America JeffersonDavis
This law drew an imaginary line between slave states and free states MissouriCompromise
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this fictional book about the evils of slavery. UncleTomsCabin
This President was elected in 1860 and became our 16th U.S. President AbrahamLincoln
When Ely Whitney invented this, cotton became a major crop in the southern United States cottongin
The Compromise of 1850 allowed ______________ to enter the Union as a free state. California

Events Leading to The Civil War Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Based on regional differences the north specialized in industrialization while the south relied on agriculture, leading to ______. Sectionalism
This idea was used to justify reasons for secession once Abraham Lincoln was elected. This belief holds that a state can control their most important affairs. States Rights
African American male who argued that he was a free man since his slave master took him to the free state of Wisconsin to live for some time. Dred Scott
Political unrest and violence occurred in Kansas as voters rushed in to determine if the territory would become a slave /free state as a result of this Act. Kansas-Nebraska Act
Some Northeners refused to participate in the recapture of runaway slaves as a result of this law Fugitive Slave Act
Proposal that attempted to ban slavery in any territory gained as a result of the Mexican-American War in Mexico. Wilmot Proviso
California was admitted to the union as a free state because of the __. Compromise of 1850
Book written describing the horrors of slavery by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
Maine became a free state, Missouri a slave state, and an established boundary outlining future territory. Missouri Compromise
Public debate making Lincoln a well known individual, and put a sharp focus on slavery. Lincoln-Douglass Debates
A particular method for deciding the question of slavery in a place Popular Soverignty
John Brown raided an ___ in order to supply slaves with weapons to start a rebellion. Arsenal

Tensions Rise between North && South Word Search

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Word Search
Description

popular sovereignty
bickering
Kansas- Nebraska act
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
fugitive slave act
eighteen fifty compromise
Stephan A . Douglas
Free-soil party
Wilmot Proviso

Chapter 15 Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

a war between citizens of the same country civil war
The practice or act of owning slaves. Slavery
the act of cancelling something nullification
the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government states' rights
a settlement of a dispute between slave and free states, contained in several laws passed during 1820 and 1821 Missouri compromise
a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). Compromise of 1850
A law passed as part of the Compromise of 1850, which provided southern slaveholders with legal weapons to capture slaves who had escaped to the free states. Fugitive Slave Act
was a statement executed by a Georgia Convention in Milledgeville, Georgia on December 10, 1850 in response to the Compromise of 1850. Georgia Platform
allowed citizens in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide locally whether to allow slavery Kansas-Nebraska Act
A controversial ruling made by the Supreme Court in 1857, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Dred Scott
pitted four candidates against each other: Stephen Douglas for the Northern Democrats, John C. Breckenridge for the Southern Democrats, John Bell for the Constitutional Union Party, and Abraham Lincoln for the Republican Party. Election of 1860
an American lawyer and politician from Georgia, and the Confederate vice president throughout the American Civil War. Alexander Stephens
the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state. secession

The Union in Peril Crossword

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Bleeding Kansas, Bloody Kansas or the Border War was a series of violent confrontations in the United States between 1854 and 1861 which emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas. Bleeding Kansas
A set of laws, passed in the midst of fierce wrangling between groups favoring slavery and groups opposing it, that attempted to give something to both sides. ... Part of the Compromise included the Fugitive Slave Act, which proved highly unpopular in the North. Compromise of 1850
a league or alliance, especially of confederate states Confederacy
The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections as well as in some state elections Free soil party
FREEPORT DOCTRINE was Stephen Douglas's doctrine that, in spite of the Dred Scott decision, slavery could be excluded from territories of the United States by local legislation. Freeport doctrine
The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. Fugitive slave act
Kansas-nebraska Act. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 allowed citizens in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide locally whether to allow slavery. The act was modeled on the Compromise of 1850 but repealed both that compromise and the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Kansas Nebraska act
a member of a political party (American party or Know-Nothing party) prominent from 1853 to 1856, whose aim was to keep control of the government in the hands of native-born citizens: so called because members originally professed ignorance of the party's activities. Know nothing party
the theory or doctrine that concepts, mental capacities, and mental structures are innate rather than acquired or learned Nativism
The personal liberty laws were laws passed by several U.S. states in the North to counter the Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850. Different laws did this in different ways, including allowing jury trials for escaped slaves and forbidding state authorities from cooperating in their capture and return. Personal liberty laws
Popular sovereignty, or the sovereignty of the peoples' rule, is part of the seven principles, that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its peopl Popular sovereignty
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party Republican party
the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state Secession
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman Uncle toms cabin
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by African-American slaves to escape into fre Underground railroad
The Wilmot Proviso proposed an American law to ban slavery in territory acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War. The conflict over the Wilmot proviso was one of the major events leading to the American Civil War. Wilmington proviso