231. Revolt: Rise up in rebellion against an authority
232. Stephen Douglas: Senator who ran against Lincoln, debated him on slavery, and thought the US could remain half free and half slave
233. Citizen: A legally recognized subject of a state or country through birth or naturalization
234. Dred Scott Decision: The Supreme Court said that state laws only affect those residing in the that state, slaves were property and not citizens and can’t sue, and slavery is protected by the 5th amendment.
235. 5th Amendment: Law that says property cannot be taken away without due process of law
236. Unconstitutional: Not following the Constitution, illegal
237. Institution: An established law, practice, or custom
238. John Brown’s Raid: Plan to seize the weapons at a federal arsenal and arm slaves in a rebellion that would end slavery. It ends with Brown hanged for treason and the rest of his men dead after their capture during the raid.
239. Secession: The action of formally withdrawing membership from the Union in 1860
240. Civil War: A war between citizens of the same country.