Constitution gave federal government right to abolish slave trade. Missouri Compromis of 1820-prevented
extension of slavery to certain territories. Wilmot Proviso 1846-wether African Americans should be slaves or free-REJECTED.
Squatter-popular sovereignty left slavery in a territory to the settlers. Election of 1848- Zachary Taylor- no executive interference
with congressional legislation-DEFEATED- Lewi Cass and Martin van Buren. Compromise of 1850 resolutions- robbed political
parties of distinctive appeal. Kansas and Nebraska- Popular sovereignty. John Brown- Equip slave army and urged lower
class whites to unite and abolish slavery.