a document saying slavery wont exist in the new territory
free soil party
northern anti slavery group that supported the wilmot proviso
compromise of 1850
(1) California admitted as free state, (2) territorial status and popular sovereignty of Utah and New Mexico, (3) resolution of Texas-New Mexico boundaries, (4) federal assumption of Texas debt, (5) slave trade abolished in DC.
fugitive slave act
made it illegal to help slaves and they could be arrested in free states
uncle toms cabin
an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War"
kansas nebraska act
a plan that would divide the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase into two territories-Kansas and Nebraska-and allow the people in each territory to decide on the question of slavery
brooks-sumner attack in senate
brooks beat sumner with a cane that left sumner injured
Abolitionist John Brown and his men killed 5 pro-slavery men in Kansas; response to Sack of Lawrence