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Crittenden Compromise

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Proposed in December of 1860, as southern states began to secede, the Crittenden Compromise proposed that

A

Southern states that seceded states were free to go.

B

a constitutional amendment be added to protect slavery where it already existed.

C

popular sovereignty would be the final arbiter of how new states would determine their free or slave status.

D

eliminated slavery in Washington DC.

E

the international slave trade would be resumed.