How the Compromise Collapsed. Chapter 12: The Failure of the Politicians. How the Compromise Collapsed. Ironically, President Pierce , who declared his administration would not be controlled by seeking land, was the man to go full speed ahead searching for new territory.
The Failure of the Politicians
South of Rockys
Marcy and his ministers
William L. Marcy
to prevent them from growing.
1851-1852 ((Whigs vs. Democrats))
1854 ((Know Nothing & Republicans vs. Weakened Democrats))
1860s – North vs. South
Antislavery messiah John Brown
Brooks beats Sumner with a cane