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Compromise of 1850
The cancelling of the slave trade creates tension between the North and the South because the South wants slave trade and the North doesn't.
I am so happy that the slave trade in Washington D.C has ended, but, now the South is upset with the North.
One part of the compromise is that California got to be admitted as a free state, offsetting the balance between slave and free states. This made people from the South upset.
New Mexico and Utah got the decision of whether or not to become a slave or free state as part of the compromise. It created tension because of opposite viewpoints on slavery.
The fugitive slave law allows Southern slave owners to capture their runaway slaves in the North. What caused tension between the North and South was that sometimes they captured free men instead.
NO!!! I"M A FREE MAN!
Too bad.. You're coming with me!
All of these factors led to the Civil War...
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