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Paulson 7 Vocabulary September 4-7, 2018

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  • Q1
    Standards or guides based on prior decisions that serve as a rule for settling similar disputes
    precedents
    30s
  • Q2
    The formal instructions that government issues for implementing laws.
    regulations
    30s
  • Q3
    Loyalty to a region
    sectional
    30s
  • Q4
    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.
    Fugitive Slave Act
    30s
  • Q5
    A belief that ultimate power resides with the people.
    popular sovereignty
    30s
  • Q6
    Created two states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be either a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.
    Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
    30s
  • Q7
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's widely read novel that dramatized the horrors of slavery. It heightened Northern support for abolition and escalated the sectional conflict.
    Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
    30s
  • Q8
    Willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.
    cruel
    30s
  • Q9
    The killing or wounding of people, usually during fighting or a war.
    bloodshed
    30s
  • Q10
    To find fault with.
    criticize
    30s
  • Q11
    A particular area of land.
    territory
    30s
  • Q12
    Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)
    John Brown
    30s
  • Q13
    To show approval.
    applaud
    30s
  • Q14
    A Missouri slave sued for his freedom, claiming that his four year stay in the northern portion of the Louisiana Territory made free. The U.S, Supreme Court decided he couldn't sue in federal court because he was property, not a citizen.
    Dred Scott Decision
    30s
  • Q15
    John Brown plans to start a slave uprising, so he steals weapons at Harper's Ferry and is stopped by U.S. Marines where he is captured.
    Harper's Ferry Raid
    30s

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