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The Alabama Democratic Convention meets in Montgomery and formulates the "Alabama Platform"

Alabama, 1857, zoomable map
01/11/1860 to 01/14/1860
The Alabama Democratic Convention was held in Montgomery under the control of strong advocates of States' Rights.  William Lowndes Yancey gave an influential speech and the meeting ended with the endorsement of a series of resolutions that defended slavery in the territories, approved the Dred Scott decision, and threatened a withdrawal from the national convention should they not be met.  This became known as the Alabama Platform.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Dwight Lowell Dumont, The Secession Movement 1860-1861 (New York: Negro Universities Press, 1968), 33.

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