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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- Spring '10
- Democrats, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Popular Sovereignty Panacea