- According to the document, what steps have both Iowa and Florida taken to be admitted into the Union?
- According to the document, where is the southern border of Iowa? What conflict might arise by the wording?
- In the antebellum period in U.S. history, states were generally allowed to join the Union in pairs. Why were Iowa and Florida admitted at the same time? Why does the legislation not make reference to it?
"An Act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union," U.S. Congress, 3 March 1845. Courtesy of Library of Congress