War between the States delayed?

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  1. Salty

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    According to an article, the WBTS war could have begun some 10 years ealier.
    Had he lived, (PRESIDENT) Taylor might have triggered the Civil War ten years earlier: He was firmly opposed to the Compromise of 1850, committed to the admission of California as a free state, and was proclaimed that he would take military action to prevent secession. But on July 4, 1850, Taylor contracted acute indigestion (probably the result of typhus or cholera) and five days later became the second president to die in office. Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the Presidency and supported the Compromise

    for the entire story, check this link http://dictionary.laborlawtalk.com/United_States_Whig_Party

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