In this episode we get right up to the eve of the War with Mexico. We cover the role of Manifest Destiny, the election of 1844 and a few other things.
Today we cover the demographic changes and economic changes in the years prior to the war with Mexico.
Slavery in Antebellum America.
Finally Texas gains Independence.
This bonus episodes discusses the nature of the American Union. I present the compact theory of the union and discuss why nullification is not only needed, but it was never used to protect slavery. If you want more information on this topic there are a couple of great books I’d recommend, both of which are…