Wilmot Proviso: Rep.Wilmot put in the bill that any land gained from Mexico could not allow slavery, he did this after president Polk wanted funding for the Mexican-American war. This made southerners angry and they opposed it.
Wilmot Proviso: Southerns in congress strongly opposed Wilmots amendment. They maintained that congress had no right to decide were slaveholders could take their property. Why did Northerners in congress accept Californias application for statehood while Southerns rejected it?
The Mexican-American War was a conflict between the United States and Mexico, fought from April 1846 to February 1848.Won by the Americans and damned by its contemporary critics as expansionist, it resulted in the U.S. gaining more than 500,000 square miles (1,300,000 square km) of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean.
Nov 09, 2009 · Wilmot Proviso. The Wilmot Proviso was designed to eliminate slavery within the land acquired as a result of the Mexican War (1846-48). Soon after the war began, President James K. Polk sought the ...