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Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854

Student: Mark Jayson
a state which supported and practiced slavery
republic composed of eleven southern states that seceded from the Union during the Civil War
event in which people vote for or against a law that deals with a specific issue
compromise which admitted Missouri as a slave state, and Maine as a free state; prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36°30’ latitude line
principle of the abolition, or removal of slavery
a train route across the United States
series of violent confrontations between proslavery settlers and abolitionists in the territory of Kansas
document that required all escaped slaves to be returned to their master when caught
a war between the Union and the Confederacy over the issue of slavery and sectionalism
abolitionist who led attacks on proslavery residents during the Bleeding Kansas, justifying it to be the will of God
act of withdrawing from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state
leader of the Democratic Party and orator who designed the Kansas-Nebraska Act
a war between the U.S. and Mexico which resulted in Mexico’s defeat and their loss of about one-third their territory
referred to the United States of America and specifically to the national government and the 23 free states and five border slave states that supported it during the Civil War
doctrine that held that individual states should decide whether to permit slavery or not
party that opposed the extension of slavery into the western territories
group of slave states who did not secede during the Civil War
principle of favoring or supporting the continuation of slavery
a state which prohibited slavery
an organized division of a country that is not yet admitted to the full rights of a state