History 41-60

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History 41-60
2013-12-10 00:30:10

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  1. A system of routes along which runaway slaves were helped to escape to Canada or to safe areas in the free states.
    Underground Railroad
  2. American Abolitionist. Born a slave on a Maryland Planation. She escaped to the North in 1849.
    Harriet Tubman
  3. American writer whose anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin had great political influence and advanced the cause of abolition.
    Harriet Beecher Stouse
  4. A best selling novel by Harriet Beecher Stouse, published in 1852 that portrayed slavery as a great moral evil.
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  5. A law enacted in 1854 that established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and gave their residents the right to decide whether to allow slavery.
    Kansas-Nebraska Act
  6. The 14th president of the US. He was unable to reconcile the issue of slavery that divided the US.
    Franklin Pierce
  7. American Abolitionist in 1859 Brown and 21 followers captured the US arsenal at Harper’s Ferry as part of an effort to liberate southern slaves.
    John Brown
  8. A name applied to the Kansas Territory in the years before the Civil War, when the territory was a battleground between pro/anti-slavery forces.
    Bleeding Kansas
  9. Favoring the interests of native born people over foreign-born people.
  10. A name given to the American Party formed in the 1850s to curtail the political influence of immigrants.
    Know-Nothing Party
  11. A political party formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into US territories.
    Free-soil Party
  12. American journalist and politician who founded and editied the New York Tribune.
    Horace Greeley
  13. US explorer who mapped much of the American West and Northwest.
    John C. Freemont
  14. The 15th President of the US.
    James Buchanan
  15. American Slave who sued for his liberty after spending 4 years with his master in a territory where slavery had been banned by the Missouri Compromise.
    Dred Scott
  16. US jurist who served as chief justice of the US supreme court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens.
    Roger Taney
  17. 16h president of the US
    Abraham Lincoln
  18. The ideas, expressed by Stephen Douglas in 1856, that any territory could exclude slavery by simply refusing to pass laws supporting it.
    Freeport Doctrine
  19. Locality of extreme northeast West Virginia. It was the scene of John Brown’s rebellion in which he briefly seized the US arsenal here. The town changed hands a number of times during the civil war.
    Harpers Ferny
  20. The confederate states of America, a confederations formed in 1861 by the southern states after their secession from the union.