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Path to the Civil War

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    Underground Railroad

    The Underground RailroadA network of poeple that helped run-away slaves escape to North America and Canada.
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    Mexican American War

    Mexican-American WarA war between Mexico and America, won by America. It ultimately gained land, and respect from other countries for America.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    A preposition to ban slavery in all areas gained by Mexico.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The law stated that a slave holder had only to point out alleged run aways to have them into custody. The accused had no right to testify on their own behalf.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A package of five bills passed in 1850 which ended the four year confrontation of the slave states of the South and free states of the North that were aquired during the Mexican-American War.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    It was an anti-slavery book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that demanded that the United States keep their promise of freedom and equality for all men.
  • Kansas-Nebaska Act

    Kansas-Nebaska Act
    This was an act passed to allow the people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide if they were to allow slavery within their boundaries or not.
  • Ostend Manifesto

    Ostend Manifesto
    A document that explained the rational of Cuba.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding KansasThis was a time of violence in Kansas when they were trying to decide whether Kansas should be a slave state or not.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

    Caning of Charles Sumner
    After Charles Sumner blamed South Carolinas Senator, Butler, for the death of his abolitionist friends. Butlers cousin, Preston Brooks attacked Sumner with a cane, because of the insults and severly injured him.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott DecisionThis was the decision by the supreme court that no slave or descendant of a slave could be a U.S. citizen. The South agreed with this and the North, along with Abraham Lincoln were disgusted by it.