Date of Award

Spring 1924

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts




As with an individual, a great conflict develops character and causes expression of ideals, so in the life of a nation conflicts develop the people, and give us a knowledge of their ideals and principles. It is mainly with the latter aspect of one great conflict - the struggle over the Compromise of 1850 - that this paper will deal. In this short article an effort will be made to show the attitude of Virginia - one section, small in territorial expanse when compared with the whole, but large in influence, as she faced this problem on the solution of which depended the happiness of many thousands.

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