Henry Clay's idea to solve the issues with the extension of slavery in New Mexican territory.
People have the right to decide (by voting) if slavery would be allowed in the territory they live in.
Interest in one's own well-being instead of the nation.
Slavery prohibited north of 36°30′
Became known as "Bleeding Kansas" because of the blood shed.
An abolitionist's attempt to arm slaves and create an uprising.
Fictional book by Harriet Beecher Stowe that showed the horrors and evil side of slavery.
A slave suing for his freedom that lost because slaves and African Americans weren't considered citizens with rights.
Confederate attack on Union troops while they were low on supplies, which led to the Union's surrender.
Union strategy developed by General Winfield Scott.
Refers to Sherman's "March To The Sea."
Turning point of the war. After losing the battle, Confederate troops never try to invade the North again.
Established by Lincoln to "preserve the union." Freed slaves in Confederate states, but not the border states.
Required that Northerners return any escaped slaves to their owners in the South.
Southern whites who supported Reconstruction.
Northerners coming to the South for business opportunities or to help freedmen. (Not a nice term)
American welfare system that helped ex-slaves and poor whites with food, clothing, and education.
Guaranteed the rights of African Americans to own property and be treated equally in court.
Divided South into five districts.
All furthered African Americans' freedom and rights. Hint: there are three.
Reaffirmed white supremacy through differential treatment.
Denied black citizens equal opportunities and rights.
When the landowner provided land and tools, and the farmer had to pay with crops.
Court case that reaffirmed the belief that "Seperate is Equal."
White terrorism group.
Marked the end of Reconstruction.
Authorised the president to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it for individual indians.

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