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A radical abolitionist who would later try to raid the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in order to start a slave uprising.
This period of unrest and violence occurred between anti-slavery and pro-slavery forces in a new state.
The war hero Whig president who won the election of 1848. He would die later very soon during his term.
The Democratic president who won the election of 1844. He was focused on the expanding the USA and had the nickname old Hickory.
This proposed law would've banned slavery in territories gained in the Mexican Cession.
This was a slave who led a violent slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831.This would further turn southerners away from talks about emancipation.
This treaty ended the Mexican-American war and resulted in the Mexican Cession.
The Democratic president who won the election of 1856. He would later be known as the do-nothing president.
The belief that the United States had to spread its land from Atlantic to Pacific ocean.
This belief about slavery stated that people should decide whether there was slavery in new territories or not.
This Republican president won the presidential election of 1860 without winning a single southern state.
A slave who tried to sue for his freedom all the way up to the Supreme Court.
This crucial battle of the Mexican-American war resulted in an American victory and led to the capture of Mexico City.
The purpose of this was to ignore any anti-slavery petitions that came up in the House of Representatives.
This invention made slavery more economically feasible and indirectly increased the expansion of slavery.
This act opened up new territories to slavery, decided by popular sovereignty. This act also repealed the Missouri Compromise.
This secret network helped slaves escape from the south to the north.
This state was the first to secede from the union after the presidential election of 1860.
These laws were meant to punish people who helped slaves escape. This law forced northern states to return escaped slaves to their owners.
This document showed US interest in taking Cuba if Spain wouldn't sell it to them. These goals had the desire of expanding slavery.
This American military officer, known as the pathfinder, explored California. He would later become the first presidential candidate of the Rep. party.
A proposal by Stephen Douglas that people could just elect anti-slavery people if they didn't want slavery where they lived.
This novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe published in 1853 supported the anti-slavery cause.
This territory jointly controlled by the United States and Britain was eventually split at the 49th parallel.
This economic downturn in the United States was caused by inflation from Californian gold, over speculation of western lands, and railroad stocks. Suggested southern independence.
This war started with a border dispute and gave rise to the phrase 'American blood was shed on American soil.
This set of bills would be signed by president Millard Fillmore. Two of its actions included admitting California as a free state and creating a tougher fugitive slave law.
The battle that won Texas its independence during the Texas Revolution.
A piece of land bought by president Franklin Pierce from Mexico for a southern railroad route.

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