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Compromise of 1850 - he Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War 18. 23. Manifest Destiny- the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable 24. Underground Railroad- a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by African-American slaves to escape into free states 19. 25. Wilmot Proviso- proposal to prohibit slavery in the territory acquired by the United States at the conclusion of the Mexican War 26. Forty-Niners-the men and women who rushed to California in 1849 after gold had been discovered 27. Popular Sovereignty - doctrine asserting the right of the people living in a newly organized territory to decide by vote of their territorial legislature whether or not slavery would be permitted there 20. 28. Kansas-Nebraska Act- passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. 29. Dred Scott Decision-1857 U.S Supreme court case that ruled against Missouri slave Scott by declaring black people to not be citizens. They were considered property
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30. John Brown’s Raid- an effort by armed abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. FILL IN THE BLANKS: 2 points each! 31. Serving Many Gods: __Polytheistic__________________________________ 32. A West African self-employed poet and oral historian: 33. ____Griot________________________________ 34. The weekly newspaper published and edited by Frederick Douglass from 1847-1851: 35. ________North Star_____________________________ 36. The Spanish ship on which West Africans led a successful slave revolt: 37. ________________The Amistad_____________________ 38. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Antislavery novel that contributed to controversy over slavery: 39. _______Uncle Tom’s Cabin______________________________ Short Answer Questions: 6 Points Each!
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