The National Peace Conference opens in Washington, but few believed that anything would come of it.
An Open Shame to the United States
The Senate fails to adopt John J. Crittenden’s compromise plan, prompting more last-ditch efforts at conciliation.
Compromise Efforts: The Argument Is Exhausted
The U.S. House of Representatives forms a committee to hammer out a compromise between North and South, but both sides show signs of inflexibility.