This Day in History Entry #260

January 29th, 2014 by Wordsman

What to do with old Mexico’s land?
The debate quickly raged out of hand
Should it be slave or free?
Where would border lines be?
Most important: would compromise stand?

Event: Senator Henry Clay proposes the Compromise of 1850, which resolved the issue of slavery in the states and territories for less than the length of a presidential term
Year: 1850
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