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Laboratory of democracy

  • Aired: 05/14/1998
  • 01:00:05
  • Rating: TV-G
In response to the repugnant Fugitive Slave Law, Wisconsinites refuse to hand over runaway slave, Joshua Glover. This event led to the birth of the Republican Party, an anti-slavery party. Railroads wielded great power over Wisconsin politics. The Granger Movement arose to combat the corrupt railroad industry, leading to numerous reforms.
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The Wisconsin Constitution of 1848 set the stage for continuous debate about who we are.
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