Wilmot Proposal

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  • Wilmot Proviso
  • Political issues causes conflict, thus dividing the U.S.  by causing bitter debate when they (U.S.) knew congress nor any territorial government had the authority to ban slavery from a territory.
  •  Well I Senator John C. Calhoun proposed a counter proposal. I proposed that neither Congress nor any territorial government had the authority to ban slavery from a territory.
  • I David wilmot had a proposal a proposal called the Wilmot Proviso, I wanted it to ban slavery in any lands that might be acquired from Mexico.
  • Neither proposal passed but caused bitter debate.
  • by the 1848 presidential election The United states had just gained California and New Mexico from Mexico 
  • But the United States never showed any sign of taking no action on slavery in those areas.
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