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  •  politically it might have been easier too (3+ / 0-)

    With Millard Fillmore as president and a nascent organized anti-slavery movement, the tendency of the northern states might have been to just let them go.  Without a strong leader to say no (and no one ever accused Millard Fillmore as being a strong leader), they might have been far more inclined to follow that tendency.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 08:43:00 AM PDT

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