The Compromise of 1790 is a well-known historical event that consisted of a series of meetings in order to surpass a legislative deadlock, in which no agreements could be reached (one of which meetings, the "dinner table bargain", is depicted in The Room Where It Happens).

Compromise of 1790


"Dinner table bargain"Edit

The "dinner table bargain", which occurred at the relative end of the episodes of compromise, was a "dinner" (rather a "meeting") between Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Secretary Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarding Hamilton's debt plan, which was seeking congressional approval. The plan essentially was that the U.S. capital would be moved to a site closer to the homes of Jefferson and Madison, along with additional compromises, and in return Hamilton would receive his approval from Congress, and his plan would be put into action.