Compromise of 1850
Last Modified: 2016-03-08
- California is a free state
- no slave trade in D.C.
- West Texas would go to New Mexico
- slavery continued in D.C.
- strict fugitive slave law
- popular sovereignty
- too much legislature is passed agianst the South;
- the South has to have equal rights in territories;
- better enforcement of fugitive slave law
- if not done, the South would succeed
- slavery wasn't suited for territories because cotton wouldn't grow
- told abolitionists to shut up
- fugitive slave law should be enforced
- urged both sides to compromise
- Calhoun died 3 weeks after speech
- Taylor died on July 9th after having too much bbq and drink on the fourth of July
new president (had been VP)
Senator from Illinois; Democrat; had a great career;
gets compromised passed;
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