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Crittenden Compromise

[krit-n-duh n] /ˈkrɪt n dən/
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 of Crittenden Compromise
named after its proponent, John J. Crittenden (1787-1863), U.S. senator from Kentucky Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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