Kentucky Sen. Henry Clay debates the admission of California in the Old Senate Chamber as President Millard Fillmore looks on.
Kentucky Sen. Henry Clay debates the admission of California in the Old Senate Chamber as President Millard Fillmore looks on. Courtesy Photo
Kentucky Sen. Henry Clay debates the admission of California in the Old Senate Chamber as President Millard Fillmore looks on. Courtesy Photo

California's statehood debate foreshadowed the American Civil War

September 12, 2015 8:57 PM

About Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.