*The ROad to Civil War - A Identifications a Wilmot Proviso b Free Soil Party c Compromise of 1850 d Kansas-Nebraska Act e Pottawatomie Massacre f

*The ROad to Civil War - A Identifications a Wilmot Proviso...

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A. Identificationsa.Wilmot Provisob.Free Soil Partyc.Compromise of 1850d.Kansas-Nebraska Acte.Pottawatomie Massacref.Charles SumnerB.The Wilmot Provisoa.John C Calhoun & Ralph Waldo Emersona.i.Not similar, but they held a similar view of Mexico & the Mexican-American wara.ii.Mexico will poison America, and do more harm than gooda.iii.Disagreements over slave-status of newly acquired territory ultimately led to the Civil Warb.1846b.i.David Wilmotb.ii.Voiced support or annexation of TX &admittance of TX as a slave stateb.iii.Also argued that any additional land besides TX that USA gained from Mexico should be freeb.iv.Wilmot Provisob.iv.1.Attached to military appropriations billb.iv.2.Isn’t trying to stop slavery where it already existed, but trying to stunt expansionb.iv.3.Passed by the House, vetoed by the Senateb.iv.4.Wilmot Proviso rider removed from bill so the bill could passc.Liberty Party Members wanted to: abolish interstate slave trade, and abolish slavery in DC (among other areas), prohibit slaveholders from serving in Congress, forbid the use of slaves on federal construction projectsc.i.Very radicalc.ii.Even Northerners though it was too radicalc.iii.1844c.iii.1.Liberty Party had 62,000 supportersc.iii.2.Not enough to win, but enough to derail a major candidate Henry Clay lost because of Liberty Partyc.iv.This radical approach tends to put the union in jeopardyc.iv.1.Reason why big-name politicians tread carefully about this subjectd.Free Soil Partyd.i.1848d.ii.Supported Wilmot Provisod.iii.Slogand.iii.1.“Free soil, free speech, free labor, free men”d.iv.Northern democrats & anti-slavery Whigs
d.v.Selected Martin van Buren as presidential candidated.v.1.Democrats run Lewis Cassd.v.2.Whigs run Zachary Taylord.v.2.a.

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