1850s America: A Precursor to the American Civil War - The Compromise of 1850: Spider Map Cell - The Compromise of 1850 was created to settle disputes between Northern and Southern politicians on how to deal with slavery and its expansion into newly acquired western territories. However, it merely served as a 'quick fix' for the Pre-Civil War 1950s America. Read more in our history guide + Compromise of 1850 lesson plan!
The Columbian Exchange is the reason that the Americas are as prosperous as they are today. Although many Native Americans died of slaughter and disease, the Columbian exchange served as the path to civilization in the Americas.