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Unformatted text preview: if slavery were to expand it would contradict that principle • The preservation and extension of freedom and liberty lay at the heart of the American Revolution and thus American Political Culture 5. Southern Response: Calhoun Resolutions (February 1847): If Wilmot is correct it means the nation will expand but not the South—slavery follows the flag a) Logic • Congress does not have the power to prevent slaveholders from taking their property into the territories (violation of 5 th Amendment) • Nation devoted to liberty—yes—but also equality: the equality of slaveholders under the Constitution and the South within the Union • Equality lay at the heart of the American Revolution and thus American Political Culture 6. The blades of the shears that will sever the Union in 1860 have been forged...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
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