Chapter 18 Section 1

States rights: state power greater than federal power

Kansas-Nebraska: allowed the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide wether to be free or Slavs states

This happened in 1854

It was passed by congress

Slaves spent many hours working in fields to produce cotton and other cash crops

Dred Scott decision: happened in 1854

Secede: formally withdraw

Unionists: people who wanted to stay in the union and work out differences over slavery

Sovereignty: supremacy

On the brink of the civil war, Texans had to decide where their civic duty lay

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