- Compare and contrast this 1839 map with a current U.S. map. What is the same? What is different? What observations can you make about the border of Iowa territory compared to the border of the modern state?
- Refer back to the Act of Congress to Admit Iowa and Florida into the Union, March 3, 1845. Why would a conflict about Iowa’s southern border relate to the issue of slavery?
Mitchell, S. Augustus, Young, J.H., & Cowperthwait & Co Thomas, "Mitchell's School Atlas," 1839. Courtesy of Library of Congress