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Unformatted text preview: -Even Lincoln, who does not like slavery, tolerates it but does not expand it. The Compromise of 1850-The issue is slavery-Wilmot Proviso-Never use slavery in any newly acquired area.-Election of 1848 Whigs vs Democrats Taylor Cass Southerner Northerner Popular Sovereignty-Cass-Let people who live in territories decide whether or not they will have slavery Northern Whigs are upset because Taylor is a Southern Slaveowner Free Soil Party-Van Buren Northerner-Now slavery in any new territory-Voters change voting behavior In north, vote for whig taylor, free soil vanburen, democrats cass In South, vote for taylor People put section in front of Taylor wins Troubles Compromised-California is seeking admission to U.S. as a free state, would off balance states-Stephen Douglas Everyone gets a little of what they want-Crisis postponed, not solved. Critical Election Theory Every 35 years, public mood shifts...
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