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Chapter 18 - d General Lewis Cass a veteran of the War of...

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Chapter 18 1. The Popular Sovereignty Panacea a) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo - ended the Mexican-American War, but it started a whole new debate about the extension of slavery, with Northerners rallying around the Wilmot Proviso; however, the Southerners shot it down. b) Before, the two national parties, the Democrats and the Whigs had strong support from all over the nation; now, that was in jeopardy. c) In 1848, Polk, due to tremendous overworking and chronic diarrhea, did not seek a second term, and the Democrats nominated
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Unformatted text preview: d) General Lewis Cass, a veteran of the War of 1812, a senator and diplomat and the originator of popular sovereignty, the idea that issues should be decided upon by the people (specifically, it applied to slavery, stating that the people in the territories should decide to legalize it or not. e) A compromise between the extremes of the North and the South, and it stuck with the idea of self-determination, but it could spread slavery....
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