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    Compromise of 1850

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    Compromise of 1850 The year of 1850 was a year of great political unease in the United States. California sets off a Great Debate known as the Compromise of 1850 when they apply for statehood. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, suggested that compromise on January 29 of 1850. Also the territory conquered from Mexico were asking to be organized as well. Statehood and the organization of territories were just two of the many issues discussed in the Great Debate. But one of the most talked about and provocative

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    Compromise of 1850

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    request was the geographical dividing line that congress created in the Missouri Compromise to separate the free states in the north, and the slave states in the south. The dividing line went right through the middle of California, making congress debate whether California should be a free state or a slave state. Congressmen argued over the topic, bringing Henry Clay out of retirement to help figure out a compromise. Clay...

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    The Compromise of 1850

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    The Compromise of 1850 The Compromise of 1850 and Kansas-Nebraska Acts were very advantageous to the South. In both pieces of legislation the south gained things that would aid them in their campaign to expand slavery. The advantages the south included a stronger fugitive slave law, the possibility for slavery to exist in the remaining part of the Mexican Cession, the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the eventual plan to build the Southern Pacific Railroad. One item in the Compromise

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    The Compromise of 1850

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    The compromise of 1850 was a settlement on a series of issues plaguing the unity of the states. The primary issue to address was the institution of slavery, which was causing much dissension between the north and the south. Additional items to be addressed were territory issues and to prevent secession by the south. Henry Clay stepped forward to present a compromise, which had Congress in an eight-month discussion known as the “Great Debate”. As a result of the proposal, there were strong oppositions

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    Compromise of 1850

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    having, had the opposite effect in the 1850s, when arguments and different interpretations of the Constitution resulted in sectionalism, threat of secession, and tension between the North and the South. Abolitionists in the North tried to preserve the Union while abolishing slavery, while southerners supported slavery in the new territory and threatened to secede; the Compromise of 1850, especially the Fugitive Slave Law, increased these beliefs. The Compromise of 1850 brought many changes to the United

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    new territories and regions. The north's decision was based on factors such as political and economical threat instead of a moral threat, as it was depicted in the Missouri Compromise. However, the Compromise of 1850 , showed a more argument towards the morality threat, making it more united than ever. The Missouri Compromise had an interesting political action, It depicted the norths disagreement towards slavery was more of a political issue rather than a moral argument. In the early 19th century

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    and every time a compromise was drawn, the war came closer to the present. For the longest time, slaves would run to the north to seek freedom from their masters, but it also came with a cost that, if they were caught they would have to deal with the punishments, and the wrath of their master. Though as the war grew closer, by the 1850, running away through the underground rail road would no longer be a very viable option due to the fugitive slave law that was put out in the 1850’s. Though the government

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    The Compromise of 1850 was successful in the sense that it solved some crises and delayed the outbreak of war. On the surface, the admission of California was the incident that sparked the conflict. Admitting California as a free state would destroy the delicate sectional balance that was crucial to the South. The compromise solved this problem by allowing California to come into the Union as a free state, but the people of New Mexico and Utah would have the right to decide by popular sovereignty

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    Compromise Of 1850 Essay

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    The compromise of 1850 was one of the most important compromise made involving land and slavery, it was very important to the new following states. did the compromise help separate the tension of new coming states to the Union during the Mexican-American war, it also to help give more power to the South with acts. The compromise of 1850 ended war which helped resolve many disputes between the Southerns and Northerns by introducing the Popular Sovereignty, ending slave trade in Washington D.C. and

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    felt that the Compromise was beneficial to the South's needs and didn't attend to theirs. Even though the fact that the Compromise of 1850 may have made the Civil War more likely, it wasn't the main factor in starting the Civil War because the Compromise eventually prevented the South from seceding and that was the main worry as the cause of the war. The North and the South both had to give up something they wanted in order to get something they needed due to the Compromise of 1850, therefore showing

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