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The Failed 1846 Amendment That Tried to Contain Slavery

The Failed 1846 Amendment That Tried to Contain Slavery

As the United States grew and expanded into new territories throughout the early to mid-19th century, divisions also deepened. At the heart of those divisions lay the issue of slavery. In 1846, a Pennsylvania representative named David Wilmot proposed legislation intended to bar slavery’s expansion into the lands acquired after the Mexican-American War.

The Wilmot Proviso failed to pass—and debate over the proposal exacerbated North-South tensions. “It is part of a larger, broader discussion about the future of slavery,” says Dr. Miller W. Boyd III, a historian, teacher and lecturer in St. Louis, Missouri. “It is one small link in a long chain going towards the Civil War.”

Source: History.

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