The United States before the Civil War

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opposition to slaveryantislavery
existing before a war; especially existing before the American Civil Warantebellum
noun 1. (especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S.abolitionist
1. All rights not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution nor denied by it to the states.states' rights
excessive regard for sectional or local interests; regional or local spirit, prejudice, etc. sectionalism
the state of being a slaveslavery
a way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or disputecompromise
a pre-Civil War doctrine asserting the right of the people living in a newly organized territory to decide by vote of their territorial legislature whether or not slavery would be permitted therepopular sovereignty
a condition that must be accepted in order for someone to agree to do somethingproviso
a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runawayfugitive

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