Crittenden Compromise

Crittenden Compromise

[krit-n-duhn]
noun U.S. History.
a series of constitutional amendments proposed in Congress in 1860 to serve as a compromise between proslavery and antislavery factions, one of which would have permitted slavery in the territories south but not north of latitude 36°30′N.
Also called Crittenden Plan.


Origin:
named after its proponent, John J. Crittenden (1787–1863), U.S. senator from Kentucky

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