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Gov 312 Enelow Test 2
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Southern unionist, supported slavery but voted against the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Loses position as governor after refusing to pledge loyalty to the CSA.
US President. Helps begin Mexican-American War in order to claim MX territories. Expanded the US by 2/3rds its size.
Treaty of 1846 defined Northwest border in Oregon that was disputed with the British.
Whigs were anti-everything, for banks and for RR/ Democrats were pro slavery and anti- central govt
Mexican American War
War fought in an attempt to gain land and as a result of Texas' annexation by the United States.
US general who defeats Santa Anna in the Mexican American War. Elected president with the philosophy of a southern man with northern principles.
Takes MX city, ending the Mexican American War.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
ends the Mexican American War, creating the Rio Grande as a boundary and forcing MX to cede NM and its territory west for $15 million.
Wilmot introduced the Proviso to the HoR and it passed there, but failed int he Senate where South had more representation; would have banned slavery in any new territory acquired from Mexico and also east of NM
One side of the slavery issue that extended a designated line across the US from Pacific to Atlantic (38th parallel) in which all states south are slave states and all states north of it are free states.
One side of the slavery issue in which new territories vote on whether to become a slave or free state. (seen as failed esp. in Bleeding Kansas)
Dred Scott Case/Decision
One side of the slavery issue that stated only a state can prohibit slavery. The court case rules the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional.
New Mexico Boundary Controversy
TX's state boundary was in dispute until resolved by the Compromise of 1850. TX loses NM for $10 million.
VP of Zach Taylor who replaces him after Taylor's death. Signs Compromise of 1850.
Compromise of 1850
Series of 5 bills: 1) Utah Bill 2) California Statehood (free state) 3) Settles TX/NM Boundary 4) Fugitive Slave Act 5) DC bill eliminates slave trade in DC
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