Territorial Expansion and Slavery

Review the Territorial Expansion and Slavery timeline. Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions: Compare the number of free and slave-holding states and territories throughout the timeline. How did Congress deal with the issue of slavery as new states were admitted and new territories acquired? How did these actions affect the tensions between the North and the South? What were some of the arguments centered on slavery and territorial expansion? How did the Compromise of 1850 fail to solve them? Identify at least three key events that took place in the 1850s. How did each of the events lead the country toward civil war?