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Conscience Whigs
also called "Conscience" whigs and has one more synonym

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  1. were a faction of the Whig Party in Massachusetts noted for their moral opposition to slavery

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  2. They were noted as opponents of the more conservative "Cotton" Whigs who dominated the state party, led by such figures as Edward Everett, Robert C. Winthrop, and Abbott Lawrence, whose close association with the New England textile industry led them

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  3. Leaders of the "Conscience Whigs" included Charles Sumner, Henry Wilson, and Charles Francis Adams

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  4. The group split from the Whig party in 1848, when the national party nominated the slave-owning General Zachary Taylor for President, and played a role in the creation of the new Free Soil Party, which nominated Adams for Vice President in that year

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  5. Although following the failure of the Free Soil Party in that year, many Conscience Whigs returned to the Whig fold, their leaders would play an important role later in the foundation of the Republican Party

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