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The Endurance of Slavery and the American Republic Glossary

Glossary terms are listed in the order in which they appear.

Moderation The avoidance of excess or extremes.
Prudence Practical wisdom that applies reason and other virtues to discern right courses of action in specific situations.
Popular Sovereignty A political doctrine according to which the people of federal territories decide for themselves whether their territories would enter the Union as free or slave states.
Immunity Legal protection from prosecution or punishment.
Enumerated Powers or rights that are specifically listed.

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