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 This act also repealed the Missouri Compromise.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

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