American History | Chapter 14 | The Nation Divided | 1846-1861

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Abraham Linoln

president of the United States when some of the states seceded


the enterence of California affected this in the US


state that joined the Union in the 1850's


the compromise of 1850 let this state in as a free state

compromise of 1850

was made to please the south and north

Daniel Webster

Massachusetts senator; supported Clay's proposals, argued to preserve the Union

Dred Scott

sued for his freedom


type of state california came in as

fugitive slave law

this was part of the compromise of 1850; it forced all people to look for slaves in the north and allowed southern plantation owners to come and find any slave the claimed to be theirs

John Brown

antislavery senator from Connecticut; led seven men to proslavery settlement and murdered five proslavery men and boys

John C. Calhoun

South Carolina senator; against the Missouri Compromise; sparked a big debate

Kansas-Nebraska Act

allowed Kansas and Nebraska to be territories and allowed their residents to decide the issue of slavery

Lincoln-Douglass debates

harsh, bitter debates between two people on the question of slavery

popular sovereignty

people in the territor or state would vote directly on issues, instead of having their elected representatives decide


false or misleading information that is spread to further a cause




what the south did when Lincoln was elected;


the Dred Scott court case made the Missouri Compromise this

Washington, D.C.

the compromise of 1850 banned slave trade here

Wilmont Proviso

this bill would have banned all slavery in territories; made it through House, but not in the Senate