The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents

Season 1 Episode 3

A House Divided: 1849-1865

Aired Unknown Jan 16, 2013 on
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A House Divided: 1849-1865
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America by the mid-1800s was triple its original size thanks to bold and controversial decisions by Presidents such as Jefferson, Jackson, and Polk. But with new territory came old confrontations. Slavery--the question that had been avoided since the country's birth--now had to be answered. Some leaders pinned their hopes on compromise, until one used the Presidency to defend freedom and the Union--at any cost.moreless

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