Ap Us History Chapter Nineteen Vocabulary Terms

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1. Harriet Beecher Stowe - was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play 2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin - anti-slavery book which alarmed previously unconcerned Northerners and the rest of the world about slavery. 3. Hinton helper - book entitled 'Impending Crisis of the South' that stirred trouble. Attempted to prove that indirectly the non-slaveholding whites were the ones who suffered the most from slavery; the book was banned in the South but countless copies were distributed as campaign material for republicans 4. New england emigrant aid company - 1854 was created to pay anti-slavery settlers to go into Kansas, so when the state voted on whether or not to allow slavery the vote would be on the anti-slavery side. 5. Henry ward beecher - United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery 6. John brown - was a militant abolitionist that took radical extremes to make his views clear. In May of 1856, Brown led a group of his followers to Pottawatomie Creek and launched a bloody attack against pro-slavery men killing five people. This began violent retaliation against Brown and his followers. This violent attack against slavery helped give Kansas its nickname, "bleeding Kansas". 7. Pottawatomie creek - the sacking of Lawrence by pro-slavery forces, 8. Lecompton Constitution - Pro-slave constitution that got voted in for Kansas after anti-slavery people boycotted the election 9. Buchanan veto - he vetoed the Homestead Act because he felt that the homestead movement would destroy land values and stimulate westward migration. 10. Douglas reservations - He felt that Buchanan was wrong and unfair 11. Sen. Charles Summer – Most disliked. Delivered the speech “crime against Kansas”. 12. Sen. Preston Brooks – he went up to Sumner and pounded on the orator with a cane and the victim...