261. Henry Clay: Congressional representative, and later senator, from Kentucky who came up with the American System, Missouri Compromise, and Compromise of 1850.
262. Compromise: An agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions (giving something up)
263. Territory: An area of organized land in a country that has not yet been admitted to the full rights of a state.
264. Secession: The act of withdrawing from an organization/alliance/country
265. Petition: A formal written request, often signed by many people, appealing the government to listen to a suggestion.
266. proposal: A plan or suggestion, especially a formally written one, put forth for discussion and consideration.
267. resentment: Bitter feelings at having been treated unfalrly
268. Wilmont Proposal Amendment to the Missouri Compromise that said no slavery would be allowed in any territory gained from Mexico. It does not become a law.
269. Ostend Manifesto: A message sent to the secretary of state from US foreign diplomats urging him to seize Cuba by force from Spain if they wouldn’t sell.
270. Border Ruffians: People who entered Kansas to frighten anti-slavery citizens with violence and threats.