CRISIS AND COMPROMISE

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Unformatted text preview: CRISIS AND COMPROMISE • The more heavily populated North controlled the House of Representatives, but the South and North had equal representation in the Senate. • The South felt the balance in the Senate would enable them to protect the institution of slavery. They continued to support the institution of slavery even though it had retarded the growth of industry and limited settlement in the South by Europeans immigrants. • A fierce debate arose in Congress over what to do about admitting new states from the Mexican Cession, and the national parties of the Whigs were soon to be replaced by the Republican Party that was determined not to allow the expansion of slavery, and a Democrat Party evolved that became increasingly subservient to the pro-slave element in the party. • A great debate over slavery once again claimed center stage and the triumvirate of • Clay, Webster, and Calhoun were the key actors....
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