Meaning of Crittenden Compromise

Crit'ten•den Com'promise

Pronunciation: (krit'n-dun), [key]
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  1. a series of constitutional amendments proposed in Congress in 1860 to serve as a compromise between proslavery and antislavery factions, one of which would have permitted slavery in the territories south but not north of latitude 36°30prime;N. Also called
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