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popular sovereignty

The concept that a States people should vote whether to be a slave state or Free

secede

to leave or withdraw

fugitives

slaves running away from the south

Henry Clay

Senator who persuaded Congress to accept the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Maine into the Union as a free state, and Missouri as a slave state

John C. Calhoun

South Carolina Senator was against compromise

Daniel Webster

a senator from Massachusetts supported Clay's compromise to save the Union

compromise

to give in and agree

Missouri Compromise

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