Free Soilism

Related to Free Soilism: Free Soil Party

Free Soilism

the principles of the Free Soil party (1846-56), which opposed the extension of slavery into any new territories of the United States. — Free Soiler, n.
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101) In one lengthy floor speech, Democrat Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois repeatedly condemned Sumner and Chase together as the "abolitionist confederates," saying they were "the pure, unadulterated representatives of Abolitionism, Free Soilism, Niggerism in the Congress of the United States.
Douglas retorted that Sumner and his allies were "pure, unadulterated representatives of Abolitionism, Free Soilism, Niggerism in the Congress of the United States.
Free Soilism did a better job, marshaling urban radicals, along with temperance reformers, country Democrats, and anti-Whigs malcontents.