America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and by Fergus M. Bordewich PDF

By Fergus M. Bordewich

ISBN-10: 1439124604

ISBN-13: 9781439124604

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The Mexican battle brought gigantic new territories into the USA, between them California and the present-day Southwest. whilst gold used to be came upon in California within the nice Gold Rush of 1849, the inhabitants swelled, and settlers petitioned for admission to the Union. however the U.S. Senate used to be precariously balanced with fifteen loose states and fifteen slave states. as much as then states have been admitted in pairs, one unfastened and one slave, to maintain that tenuous stability within the Senate. could California be loose or slave? So all started a paralyzing concern in American executive, and the longest debate in Senate historical past.

Fergus Bordewich tells the epic tale of the Compromise of 1850 with ability and energy, bringing to existence generations of senators who ruled the good debate. Luminaries equivalent to John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay—who attempted unsuccessfully to cobble jointly a compromise that may permit for California’s admission and at the same time positioned an finish to the nation’s ache over slavery—were nearing the top in their lengthy careers. emerging stars corresponding to Jefferson Davis, William Seward, and Stephen Douglas—who finally succeeded the place Clay failed—would form the country’s politics as slavery progressively fractured the state.

The Compromise stored the Union from cave in, however it did so at a good rate. The gulf among North and South over slavery widened with the reinforced Fugitive Slave legislations that used to be a part of the complicated Compromise. In America’s nice Debate Fergus Bordewich takes us again to a time whilst compromise

was important, whilst males swayed each other in Congress with the facility in their principles and their rhetoric, while partisans on either side reached around the aisle to maintain the Union from tragedy.

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