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Summary Of ' Uncle Tom 's Cabin '

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Justin Hanna 8/18/15 US History-Block E Chapter 4.1-4.4 Notes Section 4.1 Describe the meaning of secession. Secession, specifically Southern Secession, is when a state breaks off from the Union to form its own system of government with rules of its own. What is the significance of popular sovereignty? Popular sovereignty allowed each state to vote for whether or not slavery should be allowed in that state. This was the government’s attempt to satisfy both the North and the South. What is the Underground Railroad? The Underground Railroad was a secret “railroad system” created by abolitionists to hide runaway slaves. Who is Harriet Tubman and what is her significance? Harriet Tubman was a famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. She travelled back to the south 19 times and helped around 300 slaves, two of them being her own parents. Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe? Harriet Beecher Stowe was an anti-slavery author who wrote and published the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin to try to convince people that slavery is not only politically controversial, but morally straining. What made Franklin Pierce significant? Franklin Pierce was a Democratic candidate who won thanks to the harsh fall of the Southern Whig vote. Who is Dred Scott? Dred Scott was a slave who tried to get his freedom by appealing to the Supreme Court on the grounds that living in a free territory granted him his freedom. He was denied his freedom because slaves were considered property and property was
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