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Compromise. Missouri Compromise. Proposed by Congressman David Wilmot Would prohibit slavery in any territory gained by winning the Mexican-American War Never was passed although reintroduced to Congress several times. Wilmot Proviso. Compromise of 1850.

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wilmot proviso

Proposed by Congressman David Wilmot

  • Would prohibit slavery in any territory gained by winning the Mexican-American War
  • Never was passed although reintroduced to Congress several times
Wilmot Proviso
compromise of 18501

California would be admitted to the United States as a free state

  • The rest of the land gained from Mexico would be divided into New Mexico and Utah territories. Popular votes would determine whether those territories would be free or slave territories
  • Slave trade ended in Washington D.C.
  • Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act forcing northerners to return escaped slaves to their Southern owners
Compromise of 1850
kansas nebraska act1

Repeals the Missouri Compromise

  • Allows popular sovereignty to decide whether the territories would allow slavery or not
Kansas-Nebraska Act
north vs south comparison

Railroads

  • Plantations
  • Slaves
  • United States of America
  • Agriculture
  • Factories
  • Cities
  • Rural
  • Cotton
  • Textiles
  • Wage workers
  • Super wealthy vs super poor
North vs. South Comparison