Why Is Northerner's Victory Over Mexico

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After the victory over Mexico the nation wanted to know if Mexico was going to become a slavery state. Southerner were interested in Mexico becoming a slavery state, which Northerner strongly disagreed with. Many people knew a victory would bring forth new territory. Northerner and Southerner began to argue why or why shouldn’t it become a slavery state. Northerners thought that they could stop slavery from occurring in Mexico because it never existed. Northern also disagreed with the expansion of slavery West because they knew it would discourage free laborers from settling in the area. Senator of South Carolina Calhoun argued that Congress had no right to say whether slavery should or shouldn’t occur in new territory because territory belong

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