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