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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 18 Renewing the Sectional Struggle A. Election of 1848 a. Democrats and Whigs were national parties. i. They avoided the issue of slavery because they wanted to avoid a split in the country. a. Will slavery expand with the country? a. Candidates i. Democrats-> Cass Father of popular sovereignty Why appealing? People liked it because they could decide; they believed it accorded with the democratic tradition of self-determination. Politicians liked it because it tossed the problem into the laps of the people, so if the situation turned out bad, they could blame it on the people. b. Whigs-Taylor c. both whigs/ Democrats ignored the issue of slavery. d. 3 rd Party- Free Soil Party opposed extension of slavery in to territories they were for the Wilmot Proviso Van Buren Sectional party- B. Sectional Balance a. South-confidant politically because of what was required to be able to make an amendment. b. Underlying issues i. South concerned about California because if they come in as a free state that would ruin the senate balance of free states to slaves states at...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 1120 taught by Professor Grigg during the Spring '08 term at UNO.
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