Compromises and Decisions on the Slavery Issue


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Reading Activity

List of Terms to be Identified:

Note: These terms will be identified by students through use of a textbook in class, as Homework, or through the class activity.

nullification Missouri Compromise Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
states’ rights secession popular sovereignty
Wilmot Proviso Compromise of 1850
sectionalism Kansas –Nebraska Act


Vocabulary List for Primary Source Readings


prohibited-

cede-

amicably-

controversy-

concord-

equitable-

imposition-

inconsistent-

inoperative-

immunities-

plaintiff-

object-

agitation-

augmented-

endure-

forbidden

to give up something (especially land)

fairly

argument

agreement

fair

forcing others to do something

not in agreement with

not working

being free of something

a person who brings a suit into a court

purpose

violent or emotional disturbance

been added to or grown larger

last