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What was President Taylor's plan for dealing with California and New Mexico?

A.Admit California as a free state and New Mexico as a slave state in order to preserve the balance of power in the senate.

B.Admit both as slave states since there were more free states than slave states.

C.Admit both as states and then allow popular sovereignty to determine the slavery issue.

D.Allow Congress to decide the matter since Congress governed territories.

E.Admit both as slave states to offset Oregon, which was a free territory

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I'm reading about this and it seems to me that Taylor wanted to admit both states as free states. So I would go with C. Check out my link below,