Compromise of 1850

Compromise of 1850

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  • The new
  • South - The new states should be slave states!
  • North - The new states should be free states!
  • Hmmm...what if we make a compromise that works for the North and the South....
  • I think we should break up the bill to be voted on all aspects of it.
  • Agreed.
  • Due to Western Expansion during the mid 1800s, sectional conflicts between the North and South grew. The North wanted more free states to be admitted, while the South feared an imbalance and wanted slave states, intensifying the conflict between the two.
  • Finally, a compromise that doesn't favor the North. They MUST return runaway slaves.
  • Henry Clay proposed the creation of the Compromise of 1850, which was passed as a victory of self interest. California would be admitted to the Union as a free state while the newly acquired territories from Mexico would have no restrictions on slavery.
  • Ugh. The South is being so demanding and inconsiderate.
  • In addition, the Compromise abolished the Slave trade but not slavery itself in the District of Columbia.  The Compromise was passed after consideration and voting from representatives.
  • I think that we should secede from the Union; they will never stop attacking slavery.
  •  Since the  Fugitive  Slave Act of 1793 failed to make a large impact. The Compromise of 1850 also mended the Fugitive Slave Law to make punishments for interfering with returning slaves more severe.
  • Even though the Compromise of 1850 resolved the conflict regarding the new territory, disputes between the North and South continued with conflicts in Nebraska and Kansas as well as the North's refusal to return escaped slaves. 
  • Despite the Compromise of 1850, the North continued to ignore the Fugitive Slave Act and mobs tried to prevent its enforcement. Angered by the North's actions, the South began to consider secession from the union and continued to believe that their lifestyle was superior to the North, eventually leading to more conflict.
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