Season 2, Episode 2. Following the War with Mexico, the Gold Rush out west leads to the question of Californian statehood and the future of US expansion. In order to balance the tension between free and slave states, Henry Clay offers a compromise.
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Chris Calton is the Research Fellow in Housing and Homelessness at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Florida. He is a former Mises Institute Research Fellow and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.