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GEORGIA PLATFORM

GEORGIA PLATFORM, a set of resolutions written by Charles J. Jenkins and adopted in December 1850 by a convention held in Milledgeville, Georgia, to decide on the course Georgia would take regarding the Compromise of 1850. It was the sense of these resolutions that the state would accept the compromise "as a permanent adjustment of the sectional controversy." However, the platform also issued a warning that any further encroachments made on the South's rights (such as hindering the interstate slave trade or weakening the Fugitive Slave Law) what had been done, would lead to the disruption of the Union.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Carey, Anthony G. Parties, Slavery, and the Union in Antebellum Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997.

Hubbell, John T. "Three Georgia Unionists and the Compromise of 1850." Georgia Historical Quarterly 51 (September 1967): 307–323.

Potter, David M. The Impending Crisis, 1848–61. New York: Harper Collins, 1977.

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See alsoCivil War ; Compromise of 1850 ; Nashville Convention ; Secession ; Sectionalism .

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Georgia Platform