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Why, after 1850, was another "compromise" between the North and South no longer possible?

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There are two major reasons for this.

After 1857, compromise was no longer possible because the Supreme Court had forbidden it.  The ruling in the Dred Scottcase had said that Congress had no right to legislate on the issue of slavery in the territories.  This meant no further compromises...

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