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Unit 13: Causes of the Civil War

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  • Q1
    Republican Party
    political party formed in late 1850s by Northern Whigs, Free-Soilers and others who slavery; goal was to stop the spread of slavery
  • Q2
    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    Supreme Court case in which a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom because he had lived in free territory; Supreme Court ruled against Dred Scott and stated that 1) African-Americans were not citizens; 2)living in a free state or territory did not free slaves; 3)slaves were property and ownership of them was protected by the 5th amendment; 4)declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional because it banned slavery in the territories
  • Q3
    Harpers Ferry, VA
    John Brown raided a federal arsenal there; his plan was to gain weapons to arm slaves so they could rise up and revolt; slaves did not show up but the Marines did - John Brown was captured, convicted of treason and sentenced to death.
  • Q4
    Election of 1860
    Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln is elected causing states in the lower south to secede - they are afraid he will try to free slaves
  • Q5
    South Carolina
    first state to secede from Union after Lincoln is elected in 1860
  • Q6
    Abraham Lincoln
    POTUS #16; first Republican to be elected POTUS; although he says he only wants to stop the spread of slavery South does not believe him and begins to secede after he is elected
  • Q7
    Confederate States of America
    the southern states that seceded from the United States beginning in 1860; its constitution protected states' rights and slavery
  • Q8
    Jefferson Davis
    President of the Confederate States of America
  • Q9
    Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
    Stressed the importance of preserving the Union and stated "no state can lawfully get out of the Union." Lincoln pledged that he did not intend to free slaves and that there would be no war unless the South started it.
  • Q10
    Northern economy
    developed manufacturing and industry
  • Q11
    Southern economy
    relied on agriculture, including large scale plantations dependent on slave labor
  • Q12
    Free Soil Party
    party formed to stop the spread of slavery into new territories
  • Q13
    Henry Clay proposed the Compromise of 1850 as a plan for this state to join the Union
  • Q14
    Parts of Compromise of 1850 that pleased the North
    California would be a free state, Slave trade banned in Washington DC
  • Q15
    Parts of Compromise of 1850 that pleased the South
    Mex. Cession-popular sovereignty decides slave /free, Stronger Fugitive Slave Laws would be passed

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