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Chapter 10-Part 3 Gag Rules and Destinies

Chapter 10-Part 3 Gag Rules and Destinies

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Published by: Austin Rosenberg Lee on May 11, 2012
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Abolitionists had become quite powerful in theNorth
Constant petitions against slavery entered theHouse of Representatives
Resulted in the House not discussing these petitions
John Q. Adams (former president and nowrepresentative from Massachusetts) protestedthe restriction of free speech as granted by theConstitution
Had the gag rule repealed in 1844
Southerners were preventing abolitionistliterature to get into the South
Pamphlets and propaganda were being seizedand burned
Congress allowed for this behavior
Texas was kept out of the Union over this issue
US recognized Texas’s independence in 1837
Jackson and Van Buren refused to bring Texasinto the Union
States’ Rights Virginia Democrat
On Harrison’s Whig ticket to gain votes
Vetoed Whig bills to create a new Bankof the US
Opposed a higher tariff 
Labeled a traitor and “president byaccident” by the Whigs
Harrison’s cabinet resigned except
Secretary of State Daniel Webster
Waited until 1842 after the Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed

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