Free Soil Party
United States 1848-1854
Launched in 1848, the Free Soil Party sought to prohibit slavery in new U.S. territories acquired in the Mexican War. An upstart third party in the 184...
From 1848 to 1860, the Free-Soil movement influenced U.S. politics by swaying the results of the presidential election while also increasing participation of the common man in U.S. politics. The outc...