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Wilmot Proviso

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    Поправка, внесенная на рассмотрение Палаты представителей [ House of Representatives] конгрессменом Д. Уилмотом [ Wilmot, David] и предусматривавшая запрет на распространение рабства и других форм подневольного труда на территориях, присоединение которых к США предполагалось по завершении американо-мексиканской войны 1846-48 [ Mexican War]. Вопрос об этом был поставлен в связи с предложением президента Дж. Полка [ Polk, James Knox] выделить 2 млн. долларов на освоение этих земель. Законопроект с этим условием был принят Палатой представителей 8 августа 1846, но отклонен Сенатом [ Senate, U.S.]. В начале 1847 сходный законопроект, предусматривавший выделение уже 3 млн. долларов, вновь не прошел в Сенате. Значение поправки состояло в том, что дебаты и голосование в Сенате обострили споры в обществе по вопросу о рабстве. Основное положение условия Уилмота вошло в предвыборные программы Партии фрисойлеров [ Free-Soil Party] и Республиканской партии [ Republican Party]

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