who was wilmot proviso?

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Danielle McGinnis

The Wilmot Proviso, one of the major events leading to the American Civil War, would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession, but which some proponents construed to also include the disputed lands in south Texas and New Mexico east of the Rio Grande.

Kuame Wang

Wilmot Proviso, 1846, amendment to a bill funding the Mexican War by Rep. David Wilmot outlawing slavery in acquired territories.

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