Lead up to the US Civil War

"the place of slavery in the land of liberty eventually swept all else aside, including the Union itself" -Reynolds

3 compromises

1790
1820
1850

1777-1800

1777
1793

1800-1820

1803
1808
1812

1820-1850

1830 - 1839
1832 - 1833
1837
1845
4 March 1845
1846
April 1846 - February 1848
February 1848
1849
1849
May 1849
December 1849
1850

1850-1861

1850 - 1860
1852
1852
1854
1854
1854 - 1855
1856
1856
May 22, 1856
1857
1857
1858
October 1859
1860
February 1861
25 December 1861