The Winds of War. Compromise and concession. Slavery and territory. Wilmot Proviso prohibited slavery in any territory gained from the Mexican War. Defeated in the Senate by Southern Senators. Election of 1848. Democrats: General Lew Cass promoted the idea of popular sovereignty.
The Winds of War
Compromise and concession
Democrats: General Lew Cass
Whigs: Zachary Taylor
Free Soil Party
Webster’s Seventh of March speech.
What did the North get out of it?