HIST 105 Baum land claims that belonged to Spanish speaking population supposed

Hist 105 baum land claims that belonged to spanish

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B.The Dilemma of Territorial Growth: When and how did slavery come into politics? came as a bombshell for members of Congress in South because Southern slave states claimed that to ban slavery would be outrageous way to exclude south in any victory over Mexico - why discriminate?
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HIST 105 - Baum - opposes Wilmot Proviso - favors better solution, popular sovereignty = let the people in the territory decide themselves if they want slavery or not - how will this work? hoping no one would ask, didn t even know the answer himself - only says allow organized territory to decide to ban slavery or come up with slave codes both anti-slavery wings meet and form brand new political party = Free Soil Party - anti-slavery Liberty party members join as well - Candidate - Martin Van Buren - platform summed up as - free soil, free speech, free men - hoping would make impressive impact in Northern states - this third party makes outcome in North unpredictable - Free Soilers say might make a deal w/ either party to throw support to one or the other and control balance of power in election - electoral politics unpredictable - ongoing re-alignment of voters which only end and harden when Lincoln wins election in 1860 Taylor and Whigs win - electoral and pop. majority -
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