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4.01 Manifest Destiny Option 2“Thus the contest was joined on the central issue which was to dominate all American historythe next dozen years, the disposition of the Territories. Two sets of extremists had arisen:Northerners who demanded no new slave territories under any circumstances, and Southernerswho demanded free entry for slavery into all territories, the penalty for denial to be secession.For the time being, moderates who hoped to find a way of compromise and to repress theunderlying issue of slavery itself – its toleration or non-toleration by a great free Christian state –were overwhelmingly in the majority. But history showed that in crises of this sort the two sets ofextremists were almost certain to grow in power, swallowing up more and more members of theconciliatory center.”— Allan Nevins, historian, 1947Using the excerpt, answer a, b, and c.1.Briefly explain the perspective of the historian on the Wilmot Proviso.
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Fall
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dr.smith
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Manifest Destiny, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, Allan Nevins

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