Statehood Survives the Congressional Morass

Senator Jefferson Davis (shown here later as president of the Confederacy) opposed the admission of any new northern states during debate in 1858. (Image courtesy R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana)

Senator Jefferson Davis (shown here later as president of the Confederacy) opposed the admission of any new northern states during debate in 1858. (Image courtesy R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana)

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