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Summary

History Chapter 13 Review.

Terms and such.

TermDefinition
Henry Clayintroduced the compromise of 1850
Wilmont Provisoproposed that the united states prohibit slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico.
Know Nothingswere highly against foreign immigrants
Kansas-Nebraska Actbanned slavery north of the 36,30 lateral. Said that both states would choose between slavery and free
Jefferson Davisformer senator from mississippi and secretary of War under Franklin Pierce, was elected the confederacies first president
Dred Scott DecisionThis case eventually made it to Supreme Court which ruled that police must try to capture runnaway slaves , and that blacks had no rights that white man was bound to respect
Free Soilersthose who favored leaving slavery alone in the South where it already existed but opposed its extension into the territories
Calhoun Resolutionsset down the southern view of the status of slavery in the territories. Territories are the common possession of the states and not the federal government, calhoun argued.
Republicansuccessor to the Whigs, began as generally anti-slavery party , but even that description covers a wide range of beliefs.
John Brownwas a fanatical abolitionist from Connecticut who had come to Kansas to help win the territory for the antislavery forces
Popular Sovereigntythe residents of a territory should decide on the status of slavery.
Fort Sumtera federal fort in the south , strategically centered in the mouth of chaleston Harbor.
General BeauregardBeauregard opened fire on fort Sumter
Andersonordered Beauregard to open fire on fort Sumter.
Crittendenproposed a series of amendments that would have extended the Missouri Compromise line of 36, 30 for the western territories and would guarantee the protection of slavery where it already existed
Fire Eatersthe most radical of the southerners. Extremists who advocated the South's leaving the Union as the only way to preserve the Southern way of life
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