Vocab Period 5 - Battle for the Territories(PEO POL Free-Soil Party Bleeding Kansas A sequence of violent events involving abolitionists and pro-Slavery

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Battle for the Territories (PEO, POL) Free-Soil Party: “Bleeding Kansas: ” A sequence of violent events involving abolitionists and pro-Slavery elements that took place in Kansas Territory where new proslavery and antislavery constitutions competed.The dispute further strained the relations of the North and South, making civil war imminent. Compromising (POL) Popular Sovereignty: The letting of residents in the territories decide the question of slavery for themselves. This was a major issue in the debate of the territories in the west in deciding which states will ban or keep slavery. Compromise of 1850: a series of measures by Douglas that attempted to resolve the territorial and slavery controversies arising from the Mexican War . California was admitted as a free state; the territories in the west determined the issue of slavery based on popular sovereignty; the slave trade was abolished in Washington, D.C.; and The new Fugitive Slave Law was passed. At best this compromise was an armistice delaying greater conflict, than compromise. Stephen A. Douglass: Senator from Illinois, author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and Freeport Doctrine, and one of the writers of the Compromise of 1850. argues in favor of popular

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