An Introduction To Henry Clay's Expansion Of Slavery

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The South did not adopt the Wilmot Proviso to have an outlaw of slavery in the new territories. Utah and New Mexico are allowed to decide if they want slavery or not in their land. Columbia had a ban on slaves.Henry Clay who was from Kentucky wrote a handful of resolutions in 1850 which was an attempt to a compromise and change the crisis with the North and South. The compromise was to help stop a futher expansion of slavery. A fugitive slave act was placed and the slave trade in was abolished in Washington, DC. which would help the North catch slaves and give them back to the South. The South demanded legislation which caused a second Slave Act. The fugitives could not speak on their behalf at the trial. If the fugitives escaped they would

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