David Wilmot proposes slavery ban in territory acquired from Mexico (34 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

American Congressman David Wilmot proposals that slavery should be disallowed in any territory acquired from Mexico. This proviso passes the House of Representatives but fails to pass the Senate through opposition of Southern senators.

Citation:
Editors. "David Wilmot proposes slavery ban in territory acquired from Mexico". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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