Georgia Platform

The Georgia Platform was a statement executed by a Georgia Convention in response to the Compromise of 1850. Supported by Unionists, the document affirmed the acceptance of the Compromise as a final resolution of the sectional slavery issues while declaring that no further assaults on Southern rights by the North would be acceptable. The Platform had political significance throughout the South. In the short term it was an effective antidote to secession, but in the long run it contributed to sectional solidarity and the demise of the Second Party System in the South.

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Georgia Platform - Repercussions
... Mississippi and Alabama joined Georgia in embracing the Georgia Platform ... As a political ploy, the Platform thoroughly undermined any effective response from the Southern Rights parties ... seem like one." Historian David Potter stated that the Georgia Platform "became the cornerstone of southern policy for several years." The state elections of 1851 reflected the popularity of ...

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