AP U.S. History: American Expansion and Political Groups

Which of the following political groups would most likely support the idea of American expansion as "a great pro-slavery measure?"

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a faction of the powerful wig party that supported slavery

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Cotton wigs favorite slavery over abolitionism because they benefited economically

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from the cotton sales which depended on the institution of

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slavery right It's really easy to produce cotton when you

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don't pay your employees anything Interestingly cotton wigs were northerners

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rather than Southerners They were associated with Northern textile manufacturers

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who bought Southern cotton Well there's an obvious joke here

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about Northern cotton wigs actually manufactured cotton wigs rather than

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textiles but well we're just two class It even go

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there So the answer here Cottonwoods eh And the loser

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Bowl Well that conscience wigs split from the wig party

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because they didn't improve the party's nomination of Zachary Taylor

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for president They thought he intended to expand slavery westward

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The conscience wigs were also the cotton wigs for enemies

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because well of their you know pro slavery stance with

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Liberty Party See right there was a political party of

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lesser import during the eighteen forties that supported abolitionism Well

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the abolitionist conscience wigs who were not happy about Zachary

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Taylor's nomination joined anti slavery Northern Democrats and members of

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the Liberty Party to establish the free soil party Will

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the free soil Er's nominee was Martin Van Buren who

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lost Zachary Taylor in the eighteen forty eight presidential election

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Free soil for everyone Okay that's it We're done It's

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a