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1 Sectionalism Vocabulary US History Ms. Granillo

2 Lewis and Clark (Meriwether Lewis and William Clark) Explorers who explored the Louisiana Purchase

3 John C. Fremont Surveyor/explorer of the West known as the “Pathfinder” and later the first presidential nominee for the Republican Party.

4 James Gadsden Negotiated the last purchase of the continental United States

5 James K. Polk President during the Mexican-American War

6 John Brown Made the abolition of slavery a personal crusade; murdered slavery supporters in Kansas and led the raid at Harper’s Ferry, VA (was executed).

7 Frederick Douglass Self-educated slave who escaped and became a leading spokesman for the abolitionist movement, publisher of The North Star (Anti-slavery newspaper)

8 Stephen Douglas Democrat who ran for the Senate seat from Illinois in 1858 taking the position that popular sovereignty should determine whether slavery would extend into western territories

9 William Lloyd Garrison Abolitionist who led the American Anti- Slavery Society and editor of The Liberator (anti-slavery newspaper)

10 Abraham Lincoln Republican who ran for the Senate seat in Illinois in Believed slavery should not extend to the western territories

11 Dred Scott Slave who sued for his freedom because his master had taken him into non-slave territories and still held him as a slave

12 Harriet Beecher Stowe Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

13 Harriet Tubman Runaway slave and conductor of the Underground Railroad

14 Expansion Spreading into a connecting area

15 Manifest Destiny Belief it was the God given right of Americans to expand westward to the Pacific Ocean

16 Push-Pull Theory Events and conditions that either force (push) people to move elsewhere or strongly attract (pull) them to do so

17 Abolitionists Those who wanted to abolish or end slavery

18 Popular Sovereignty The policy of allowing people in a territory to decide whether or not they will allow slavery

19 Secession Formal withdrawal of a state from the Union

20 Sectionalism The placing of he interests of one’s own region ahead of the interests of the nation as a whole

21 Underground Railroad A vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada. It was not run by any single organization or person, but rather, it consisted of many individuals. It effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year—according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850


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