Compromise of 1850


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  • The Compromise of 1850
  • The United States is Expanding and more territories are joining the Union deciding if they are going to be a slave state or a free state
  • California requests to join the union
  • The admission of California into the Union as a free state could upset the balance between free states and slaves state
  • Henry Clay creates a resolution
  • California should be admitted as a free state, and the Utah and New Mexico territories will use popular sovereignty. Texas should drop its claim on land on the Mexican border, and the slave trade should be illegal in Washington D.C. 
  • Stephen Douglas and Henry Clay
  • Henry Clay's proposals should be seperated into seperate bills
  • The Debate on Henry Clay's proposals
  • Popular sovereignty should be used in the Utah and New Mexico territories
  • The legacy of the Compromise of 1850
  • The compromise of 1850 left it's mark in America by increasing sectional tensions between the North and South because of popular sovereignty and slavery
  • The debate resulted in all of Henry Clay's proposals being passed
  • VOTE
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