Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico
a political party formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into U.S. territories
(1) California admitted as free state, (2) territorial status and popular sovereignty of Utah and New Mexico.
A law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholders
1854 - Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.
Abolitionist John Brown and his men killed 5 pro-slavery men in Kansas; response to Sack of Lawrence