- Senator Joseph Underwood
I have endeavored to show that Texas has no right to any part of New Mexico east of the Rio Grande. But even if she is the rightful owner of every foot of it, I hold that it would be treason in her citizens... to make war against the United States.
Compromise of 1850
With its population booming, California wanted to join the Union as a free state - naturally antagonizing the slave states. After lengthy debate, the Compromise of 1850 was ...