The Compromise of 1850


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Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850
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Who was Henry Clay?

Henry Clay was a senator of Kentucky. He helped create Missouri Compromise in 1820. He also crafted a plan to settle the California problem was to make it a free state
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Who was Daniel Webster?

Daniel Webster was a senator from Massachusetts. He also supported the Compromise for the sake of the Union.
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Daniel Webster

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Who was Stephen A. Douglas?

Stephen A. Douglas was one of the most powerful members of congress in mid 1800's.

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Stephen A. Douglas

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What were the two main points of the Compromise of 1850?

One main point was for North:California would be a free state and slave trade would be abolished in Washington, D.C.

A second main point was for the South: Congress wouldn't pass slavery laws for the rest of the Missouri territory won from Mexico and congress would pass stronger law to help slaveholders recapture runaway slaves.


Resources
The Compromise of 1850 (pp460-1)0