Today In History- January 29

Today In History- January 29

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Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.

Henry Clay Compromise causes controversy in Congress.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On Jan. 29, 1850, a controversial act was introduced to Congress considering the representation of slaves, and the admittance of certain states to the union.  Most surprising was the institution of the Fugitive Slave Act, stipulating northern support in capturing runaway slaves.  This was clearly the most divisive issue in American history.


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