Asked in US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln
The final act that destroyed the Whigs as a national political party was the?
The question of whether to allow the expansion of slavery to the territories ...
Asked in US Civil War, Slavery
What presidential candidate completely opposed the spread of slavery to western territories?
Abraham Lincoln completely opposed the spread of slavery to western territories. ...
Asked in US Civil War, Slavery, Abraham Lincoln
How did Breckinridge's stance on the issue of slavery differ from Lincoln's?
Breckinridge's stance on the issue of slavery differed from Lincoln's because Lincoln opposed the expansion of slavery into the territories and Breckinridge insisted that the government be required to protect slavery in any territory. ...
Was the Northeast the region most opposed to the annexation of Texas?
Yes, they opposed the expansion of slavery.
Asked in History of the United States
What did the free-soil party believe in the 1860 election?
The Free-Soil Party opposed the expansion of slavery into the Western territories. The Free-Soil Party did not have a candidate in the 1860 election. The new Republican Party was founded replacing the Free-Soil Party. In the 1860 election the Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln with a platform that promised not to interfere with slavery in the states, but opposed the further extension of slavery into the territories. ...
Asked in Politics and Government
What started as a single-issue minor party to stop slavery?
The Republican Party was formed in 1854 by those who opposed the expansion of slavery into new territories of the US. By the time of the Civil War, it had attracted most of the northern and anti-slavery members of the Whig party, including Abraham Lincoln. ...
Asked in US Presidents, John Adams, John Quincy Adams
How was John Quincy Adams in the westward expansion?
Although originally a supporter, Quincy opposed westward expansion by 1843 because of the consequent expansion of slavery into Texas. ...
Asked in US Presidents, Zachary Taylor
In the 1848 election what position did Zachary Taylor take regarding slavery in the new territories?
Even though Zachary Taylor was a slave owner himself, he did not push up the expansion of slavery in the new territories. ...