251. Missouri Compromise: Compromise the allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but closed the rest of the Northwest Territories to slavery.
252. Tallmadge Amendment: Amendment that said Missouri could only enter the Union as a free state.
253. Fugitive: A person who flees or tries to escape
254. Nat Turner Rebellion: Event in 1831 that pushed slave states to adopt strict new laws to control the movement of slaves.
255. Deadlocked: Unable to come to a decision, stagnant
256. Table: To put aside an issue and not discuss it
257. Gag rule: Silenced all congressional debate over slavery
258. Compromise of 1850: Compromise that allowed California to enter as a free state, while New Mexico and Utah would be open to slavery, ended slave trade in DC but were allowed to still own them, and a strong fugitive slave law
259. Fugitive Slave Law: Law that said arrested runaways had no legal rights, and that any person that helped a slave escape or refused to help slave catchers could be jailed.
260. Kansas Nebraska Act: Bill written by Stephen A Douglas that scrapped the Missouri Compromise and would follow popular sovereignty to decide slavery in each territory