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Prelude to the Civil War: The Politics of Slavery A. Big Picture a. Questions about new territory b. Slavery Becomes national, political issue B. Postwar slavery Politics a. Wilmot Proviso (1846) a.i. David Wilmot a.i.1. No slavery in the new territory claimed from Mexico a.ii. Northerners liked it, Southerners did not a.iii. Passes the House b. Free Soil Party (1848) b.i. Martin Van Burren b.ii. Prevent the spread of slavery b.iii. Tries to set a precedence b.iii.1. Missouri compromise c. Donation Land Claim Act (1850) c.i. Grants land to male and married settlers c.ii. Promoted development C. Creation of the Slavocracy a. Slavery and Aristocracy b. Growing influence and Power c. Earlier legislation c.i. Gag Rule of 1836 c.i.1. Passed a resolution that said there was no more talk of slavery in congress c.ii. Prohibited of incendiary material (1830s) d. Compromise of 1850 d.i. CA joined union as a Free state d.ii. No more slave trade in DC d.iii. New fugitive slave law d.iii.1. Federal government had power to capture the slaves and

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