Mr. Dowling
The Compromise of 1850




How was a temporary compromise reached on the issue of slavery?



1850-California applied for admission to the Union as a free state.
Southerners opposed this.

Henry Clay ("The Great Compromiser") proposed the Compromise of 1850.

1. Admits California as a free state

2. Popular Sovereignty in New Mexico and Utah
Popular sovereignty-a system where residents vote to decide an issue

3. Bans the slave trade in Washington, DC

4. Fugitive Slave Act


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