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popular sovereignty
allowing voters in a territory to decide whether to permit slavery there
fire-eaters
southern political leaders who held extreme pro-slavery views
Lewis Cass
Michigan senator who proposed that terrritories rely on popular sovereignty
David Wilmot
a representative of Pennsylvania who introduced an ammendment that authorized funds to buy territory from Mexico
Wilmot Proviso
banned slavery in all lands that would be acquired from Mexico
Zachary Taylor
a Mexican war hero who the Whigs nominated as a candidate 1848
Free- Soil party
formed by antislavery Whigs and Democrats in 1848 opposed expansion of slavery into the territories