The Growing National Crisis: The 1850s (5)

Choose the correct word for each question.
A person who takes the law into his/her own hands.
A former president who ran as the first candidate of the Free Soil Party.
The doctrine that left the decision whether a state would enter the Union slave or free up to the territorial legislature representing the people of that territory.
This document urged lower-class southern whites to resist planter dominance and abolish slavery in their own best interests.
A controversial Supreme Court case that angered abolitionists by declaring that slaves were not citizens and could not claim their freedom even in Northern states.
A fanatical American abolitionist, he led an armed band that seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA, hoping to set off a general slave revolt.
A pro-slavery constitution submitted to the voters of Kansas in 1857 which was rejected by more than 100,000 votes.
A leading 19c African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and founded and edited The North Star.
This statement offered by Stephen Douglas provided territories with a plan to prevent the immigration of slaveholders into the western territories.
A series of measures by which Congress attempted to resolve the intensified conflict over slavery following the war with Mexico.
This abolitionist and escaped slave, nicknamed the "Black Moses", conducted hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
A futile last-minute attempt to postpone the breakup of the Union by guaranteeing slavery in the South and simultaneously reinstating the Missouri Compromise line. Lincoln refused to accept these proposals.
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