Topic: As you know by this point, the debates over the Compromise of 1850 proved vicious and intense. Read the three speeches regarding the Compromise of 1850 (given in the Reading and Study folder of this module/week), 1 penned by William Henry Seward (a powerful New York politician), 1 by John C. Calhoun, and 1 by Daniel Webster. Two are against the bill (Seward from an abolitionist perspective and Calhoun from that of slavery), and 1 is in favor of Clay's bill (Webster). Pay close attention to the Seward's speech, as he references a higher law we must obey. He is referring to the God's Law.
problem: Compare and contrast the arguments of the speeches. Which argument do you find out the most compelling? describe why?