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Wilmot Proviso

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• Mexican Cession
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Compromise of 1850

Definition: Proposal brought forward by Pennsylvania Congressman David Wilmot that stipulated that none of the Mexican Cession territory would be allowed to permit slavery. Out of the arguments for this proviso came the Compromise of 1850.

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The Wilmot Proviso
More about the famous proposal, including context involving the Mexican-American War.

The Proviso Itself
Read it for yourself.

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