Chase articulated the "slave power conspiracy" thesis well before Lincoln devoting his energies to the destruction of what he considered the Slave Power—the conspiracy of Southern slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty. and as of May 30 2009 there were only 336" remaining. The Free Soil movement
Chase drafted the Free-Soil platform and it was chiefly through his influence that Van Buren was their nominee for President in 1848.
Salmon Portland Chase (January 13 1808 – May 7 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as U. He coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party "Free Soil Free Labor Free Men". Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States.