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 In the 1840's the Liberty Party started, a minor abolitionist party who's only claim to fame was possible swinging the 1844 election. Nominee James Birney might have spoiled the results in New York and less significantly Michigan. If all of his votes went to Whig nominee Henry Clay, the election would have swung to him and the resulting decades would have played out very differently. In the 1840's the Liberty Party started, a minor abolitionist party who's only claim to fame was possible swinging the 1844 election. Nominee James Birney might have spoiled the results in New York and less significantly Michigan. If all of his votes went to Whig nominee Henry Clay, the election would have swung to him and the resulting decades would have played out very differently.
  
-1848 would see the formation of the Free-Soil Party from anti-slavery Northern Democrats, Northern Whigs, and the Liberty Party during the debate over whether slavery should be allowed in the newly won western territories from the Mexican-American War. While opposed to slavery, it was not entirely an abolitionist party but more worried on free men being unable to economically compete with slaves if they were allowed in the western territories. Nominated former Democratic President, Martin Van Buren, for President ​in 1848 where they got almost 10% of the vote. Also sent nine Representatives and two Senators to the Congress for the 1849 - 1851 term. It would eventually merge with the Republican Party in 1854 to broaden the chances of opposition to slavery and the Democrats. Many former Free-Soilers would go on to be important figures in the early years of the Republican Party such as John Fremont (the first nominee of the Republican Party), Salmom Chase (Treasury Secretary in the Lincoln Administration and a Chief Justice), Charles Sumner (a Radical Republican Senator from Massachusetts).  ​+1848 would see the formation of the Free-Soil Party from anti-slavery Northern Democrats, Northern Whigs, and the Liberty Party during the debate over whether slavery should be allowed in the newly won western territories from the Mexican-American War. While opposed to slavery, it was not entirely an abolitionist party but more worried on free men being unable to economically compete with slaves if they were allowed in the western territories. Nominated former Democratic President, Martin Van Buren, for the head of the ticket ​in 1848 where they got almost 10% of the vote. Also sent nine Representatives and two Senators to the Congress for the 1849 - 1851 term. It would eventually merge with the Republican Party in 1854 to broaden the chances of opposition to slavery and the Democrats. Many former Free-Soilers would go on to be important figures in the early years of the Republican Party such as John Fremont (the first nominee of the Republican Party), Salmom Chase (Treasury Secretary in the Lincoln Administration and a Chief Justice), Charles Sumner (a Radical Republican Senator from Massachusetts).  ​
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