Wilmot Proviso
An unsuccessful 1846 congressional amendment that sought to ban slavery in territories newly acquired from Mexico.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


Wilmot Proviso
An unsuccessful 1846 congressional amendment that sought to ban slavery in territories newly acquired from Mexico.

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  • Wilmot-Proviso — Wilmot Proviso, s.u. Sklaverei S. 187 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wilmot Proviso — The Wilmot Proviso was introduced on August 8, 1846, in the United States House of Representatives as a rider on a $2 million appropriations bill intended for the final negotiations to resolve the Mexican American War. The intent of the proviso,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wilmot Proviso — Karikatur zum Wilmot Proviso Der Wilmot Proviso, seltener auch Wilmot Klausel war ein am 8. August 1846 von Senator David Wilmot eingebrachter Zusatzantrag. Er besagte, dass in den weiten Gebieten, die im Zuge des Mexikanisch Amerikanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wilmot Proviso — (1846) Proposal in the U.S. Congress to prohibit the extension of slavery to the territories. Offered by Rep. David Wilmot (1814–68) as an amendment to a bill that purchased territory from Mexico, it prohibited slavery in the new territory. The… …   Universalium

  • Wilmot Union High School — is a public school, founded in the 1870 s, located in Wilmot, Wisconsin, an unincorporated community near the town of Salem. The high school includes grades 9 to 12. The high school and the town are named after the Wilmot Proviso.The school is… …   Wikipedia

  • Wilmot — may refer to:In places in Australia: *Division of Wilmot, an abolished Australian Electoral Division in TasmaniaIn places in Canada: *Wilmot, Ontario, a township *Wilmot, Nova Scotia, an unincorporated rural community and former township in… …   Wikipedia

  • David Wilmot — This article is about the politician. For the actor, see David Wilmot (actor). David Wilmot United States Senator from Pennsylvania In office March 14, 1861 – March 4, 1863 …   Wikipedia

  • Compromise of 1850 — Before the Compromise: Gold Rush California applies to become free state South wants Southern California as slave territory Texas claims territory as far as the Rio Grande New Mexico resists Texas, applies to be free state Texas takes El Paso… …   Wikipedia

  • Origins of the American Civil War — For events following South Carolina s declaration of secession from the Union, see Battle of Fort Sumter and American Civil War. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first stage in a conflict that had been brewing for decades. The main explanation… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the United States (1849–1865) — The History of the United States (1849 1865) included the American Civil War and the turbulent years leading up to it, which included many events that were critical in its origins.The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought the issues raised by the… …   Wikipedia

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