The Revolution Of The United States

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1850 Compromise: Henry Clay began a series of resolutions on January 29th, 1850 to try to find a good compromise in order to avoid problems between Northern and Southern Americans. The slave trade in Washington D.C. was abolished and the fugitive slave act was amended.
Wilmot Proviso: Wilmot created the proviso on August 8th in 1846. It said that any new territory captured in the Mexican-American war would enter the nation as a free state. It passed in the House but did not in the Senate.
Kansas-Nebraska Act: This turned the Nebraska into Kansas and Nebraska. It also gave these 2 states the right of popular sovereignty. Nebraska became free, while Kansas became slave.
Free Soil Party: A short lasting political party during the presidential election of 1848 to 1852.This was a third party ,and was founded in Buffalo. It was against the spread of slavery into the western regions.
Continental Railroad- It was the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, constructed 1863 through 1869. It’s purpose was to unite the eastern and western parts of the U.S. It was thought of as a major technological feat in America in the 19th century.
Lincoln/Douglass Debates- Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglass had 7 debates in the 1858 Illinois state election. Lincoln was running for Douglass’s senate seat as a Republican. These are also known as the great debates of 1858.
Fugitive Slave Act- It was passed on September 18th, 1850 in the Compromise of 1850. It required found

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