271. Popular Sovereignty: The power rests with people, often reflected in their ability to vote
272. Free Soilers: People who moved to Kansas in hopes of making sure that Kansas entered the Union as a free state without slavery.
273. Bleeding Kansas: Violence in Kansas that resulted in over 200 people dead from pro-slavery and anti-slavery attacks on each other to try and gain control of Kansas in the popular vote.
274. Charles Sumner: Senator who gave a speech decrying the events in Bleeding Kansas and the actions of Douglas and the Southern Senators in trying to make it a slave state.
275. Preston Brooks: Nephew of Senator Andrew Butler who Charles Sumner talked badly of and blamed for Bleeding Kansas, who beats Sumner unconscious for the slander and is deemed a hero by much of the South
276. Chief Justice Roger: Taney Supreme court justice who had long opposed slavery, but as leader of the Supreme Court said that slaves were not citizens and would never be, and therefore could not sue.
277. Dred Scott: A slave who sued, saying that since his owner took him to a free state, that he should be made free.
278. Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe about the horrors of slavery, it is often cited as a key reason so many in the North supported the anti-slavery cause and war.
279. Perspective: A particular attitude or way of looking at something, a point of view
280. Portray: Describe someone/something in a particular way, represent, depict