Vocabulary Civil War

Vocabulary Civil War
Missouri Compromise
• The Missouri Compromise , submitted by
Henry Clay, was passed in 1820 between the
pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the
United States Congress, involving primarily the
regulation of slavery in the western territories.
• the action of revoking or annulling a law or
congressional act.
• To take something back or to get rid of
Kansas-Nebraska Act
• The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the
territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening
new lands for settlement, and had the effect
of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820
by allowing white male settlers in those
territories to determine through popular
sovereignty whether they would allow slavery
within each ...
Popular Sovereignty
• Popular sovereignty or the sovereignty of the
people is the principle that the authority of
the government is created and sustained by
the consent of its people, through their
elected representatives (Rule by the People),
who are the source of all political power.
• Political power rests with the people who can
create, alter, and abolish government by
• withdraw formally from membership in a
federal union, an alliance, or a political or
religious organization.
• To leave or seperate
• a collection of weapons and military
equipment stored by a country, person, or
• a person who favors the abolition of a practice
or institution: especially capital punishment or
(formerly) slavery.
• Abolish- to put an end to
Confederate States
• The Confederate States of America, commonly
referred to as the Confederacy, was an
unrecognized secessionist state existing from
• South- for slavery