Compromise of 1850

Compromise of 1850

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  • The north and the south debated over whether slavery should be won in war against Mexico. To stop the arguing, Senator Douglas passed the Compromise of 1850.
  • Free states!!!
  • Lets compromise
  • Slave States!
  • The compromise consisted of letting California enter the Union as a free state, and organizing the remaining land into two territories, Utah and Nevada, and let the new territories decide on whether or not they will allow slavery
  • California
  • Should I be a slave state?
  • I am a free state!!!
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Should slaves be free?
  • The Compromise also insured that Slave Trade in Washington DC would stop. and that Northerners had to return slaves that had escaped from the South.
  • The North can't steal our slaves anymore!
  • No more slave trade!
  • Arkansas wasn't sure of what to do. The people did want to let the slaves be free in the Union though.
  • Should slaves be free?
  • Arkansas
  • We should preserve the Union though
  • Should there be slave states?
  • The North and South debated some more, which caused the Kansas/Nebraska Act, which was passed by none other than Senator Douglas!
  • This act stated that the Louisiana Purchase would be split into two, and the people would decide whether or not that land would be free.
  • The Louisiana Purchase
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