1844. British pressured to accept 49th parallel to not fight Britain and mexico at the same time
treaty of guadalupe hidalgo
1846. david wilmot. no slavery in new territories
the free soil party
1848-1854. north. martin van burren
the underground railroad
presidential election of 1852
franklin pierce . support south compromise and slavery
stephen a douglas
1850's. compromise of 1850. kansas-nebrasaka bill. did not think slavery was bad
american/know nothing party
1856. antislavery vs abolitionists
dred scott case
1851. dred scott. sued for freedom. slaves not citizens
1847. Lewis cass. let people in new west decide over slavery
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