"Hi, I am Abraham Lincoln, and I am going to tell you about the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 was used to ease tension between the North and the South."
The Westward Expansion began because different territories wanted to become states. The slavery expansion in the westward expansion in the western states caused a great deal of controversy. The North and South grew further apart. The fears that were realized when the expansion of slavery in the western territories caused congressional debates.
Slavery was very popular in the South. Slavery was decided using popular sovereignty. The Texas and New Mexico territories had a tough Fugitive Slave Act.
The South becam happy because they got a no slavery restriction in the Texas and New Mexico territories, slave holding was premitted in Washington D.C., Texas got $10 million, and the Fugitive Slave Law. The North was happy with what they had to, but they still wanted slavery to end. California got ammited as a free state, slave trade was prohibted in Washington D.C., and Texas lost boundary dispute with New Mexico.
Each side recieved benifets, the North seemed to gain the most. The balance of the Senate was with free states now, California voeted with the South on many isusues during the 1850's. The South's major victory was the Fugitve Slave Law.
The North refused to enforce the Fugitive Slave Law. Massachusetts called for nullifications. The North began to claim that the law was unfair, so Abraham Lincoln stepped in and said there could not be half free and half slave states. He decided that every one should be treated equally. After that the Civil War began.