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California Gold and Clay's Compromise

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Tags U.S. History

11/08/2017Chris Calton

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

Chris Calton is an economic historian and a former Mises Research Fellow. He was the writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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