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Section 1: The Divisive Politics of Slavery

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The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act wgbh/ aia/ part4/ 4p2951.html
Account of the political battle over two pieces of legislation designed to resolve the conflict over slavery and save the Union.

The U.S. Capitol's Cast Iron Man exhibits/ british/ brit-2.html
Tribute to John C. Calhoun, vice president and influential politician in the dispute over slavery and the breach between the North and the South.