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Crittenden Compromise

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Slavery

 

Definition: In 1860, Kentucky Senator John Crittenden submitted to Congress this proposal of six Constitutional Amendments. Proposals included denying Congress the right to abolish slavery and protecting the interstate slave trade. Largely because of Lincoln's opposition, the amendments were voted down.

Related Resources:
About the Civil War
Find facts, figures, maps, timelines, and much more on this important American war.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Crittenden Compromise
Get more on the background of this attempt at staving off the war.

Text of the Compromise
Another good primary source.

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