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Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, : held at Baltimore, June, 1852
The Democratic Party was the party of white popular sovereignty in the North and plantation slavery in the South. Democrats emphasized states’ rights and opposed a strong federal government and such institutions as a national bank. Northern Democrats defended the interests of southern slavery, and a “solid South” by sending the party’s “northern men with southern principles” to the White House four times between 1836 and 1856. At its 1852 convention, the party reaffirmed its commitment to the South with its continued support of proslavery ideology and the nomination of Franklin Pierce as its presidential candidate.

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