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Unformatted text preview: the world that it was now a part of the United States. Sadly, the acquisition of New Mexico to the United States brought new problems for the citizens of Santa Fe and all of the territories including land rights and the question of state hood. From New York to Charleston, the people of the nation were forced to take side. New York City was the most proslavery city and upstate New York greatly involved abolitionism. The Great Irish Famine brought many Irish immigrants to New York City in the 1850s; comprising of one quarter of the population. Consequently, government institutions were established due to help the growing population....
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