The Wilmot Proviso Debate Essay by Master Researcher

The Wilmot Proviso Debate
This paper provides an analysis of the Wilmot Proviso Debate.
# 86974 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2005 | US

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This five page undergraduate paper examines the central questions posed in Chapter Nine of Discovering America's Past, which all pertain to slavery and territorial expansion. The writer notes that the Wilmot Proviso Debate was just one of many battles fought in Congress in the decades before the Civil War over the primary question of whether slavery should be allowed in new territories. The writer further points out that this was the most crucial issue, for new territories ultimately became new states and subsequently sent senators and representatives to Congress.

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"Whenever a new state was admitted into the Union, the balance of power in Congress between slave states and free states was altered depending upon whether the new state permitted slavery or not."

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