chap 19 vocab and p2k - -Uncle\u2019s Tom Cabin(1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's widely read novel that dramatized the horrors of slavery it heightened

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-Uncle’s Tom Cabin- (1852) Harriet Beecher Stowe's widely read novel that dramatized the horrors of slavery; it heightened Northern support for abolition and escalated the sectional conflict -The Impending Crisis of the South- (1857) antislavery tract, written by white Southerner Hinton R. Helper, arguing that non-slaveholding whites actually suffered most in a slave economy -New England Emigrant Aid Company- (founded 1854) organization created to facilitate the migration of free laborers to Kansas in order to prevent the establishment of slavery in the territory -Lecompton Constitution- (1857) proposed Kansas constitution, whose ratification was unfairly rigged so as to guarantee slavery in the territory; initially ratified by proslavery forces, it was later voted down when Congress required that the entire constitution be put up for a vote -Bleeding Kansas- (1856-1861) civil war in Kansas over the issue of slavery in the territory, fought intermittently until 1861, when it merged with the national Civil War -Dred Scott v. Stanford- (1857) Supreme Court decision that extended federal protection to slavery by ruling that Congress did not have the power to prohibit slavery in any territory; also declared that slaves, as property, were not citizens of the United States -Panic of 1857- financial crash brought on by gold-fueled inflation, overspeculation, and excess
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