Definition: a congressional agreement that regulated the extension of Slavery in the United States for the next 30 years.
Missouri Compromise of 1820
Significamce: It settled the concern between slave states and free states by allowing Missouri to become a slave state and Maine to become a free state
Definition:A set of laws, passed in the midst of fierce wrangling between groups favoring slavery and groups opposing it, that attempted to give something to both sides
Significance: To have common ground for supporters of pro-slavery and those that are anti-slavery
Definitions; The North dominated most products, even farming, when it came to the economy. The South hsd less population and products, therefore, the North had more money
Significance; The North dominated the south economically
Definition: charles sumner gave a two day speech on the senate floor. he denounced the south for crimes against kansas and singled out senator andrew brooks of south carolina for extra abuse. brooks beat sumner over the head with his cane, severely crippling him. sumner was the first republican martyr
Significance: Dispute over slavery
Definition: Secession occurs when persons in a country or state declare their independence from the ruling government. When a dissatisfied group secedes, it creates its own form of government in place of the former ruling government.
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Significance;: SC wanted to leave the Union
Formation of the Confederate States of America
Definition: A republic formed in February, 1861, and composed of the 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in order to preserve slavery and states' rights. It was dissolved in 1865 after being defeated in the American Civil War
Significance: To form a new union
Significance: To form a new unuion