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- U.S. slavery era : The history of black slavery in the United States.
- U.S. Civil War, Origins : The U.S. Civil War emerged from the expansion of slavery in the U.S. and its implication in all aspects of U.S. society, economy, and politics.
- California, history since 1846 : Brief history of the Union's thirty-first state from 1846 to the present day.
- Fugitive Slave Act : Add brief definition or description
- Dred Scott v. Sandford : Add brief definition or description
- Missouri Compromise : Add brief definition or description
- Kansas Nebraska Act : A U.S. Congressional Act of 1854 creating the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and allowing the settlers to decide whether or not to allow slavery.
- Zachary Taylor : (1784–1850) President of the United States from 1849 to 1850, led the U.S. army in the Mexican-American War.
- Daniel Webster : (1782-1852) Leading American politician of the antebellum Whig Party, famous for his oratory, his legal and diplomatic skills, and his efforts to prevent the Civil War in the name of American nationalism.
- Henry Clay : (1777-1852) American Whig Party leader, 3-time failed presidential candidate, and broker of North/South compromises that held the Union together.
- John C. Calhoun : (1782 – 1850) American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina; a strong advocate of southern state's rights and a defender of the institution of slavery.
- Stephen A. Douglas : (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) American politician from the western state of Illinois, who was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860, losing to Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln.
- William H. Seward : Add brief definition or description
- Wilmot Proviso : A proposal, advanced several times 1848-54 but never adopted, for the U.S. Congress to forbid the expansion of slavery into the Southwest.