This is about origins of the American Civil War.
california admitted as a state
some land taken off texas. a slave state. Texas dropped its claim to new mexico.
popular sovereignty to decide slavery issue in futute states. Utah and New Mexico were both territories.
slave trade was banned but not slavery itself in washington dc.
pro slavery people disliked the end of slave trade in washington DC.
fugutive slave act enhanced. people to be required to assist in arresting runaway slaves and returning them
Uncle Tom’s Cabin had led up to this.
wILLIam Henry Seward a northrn Whog opposed the compromise as giving too much to slave power
John c calhoun a southern extremist also opposed it.
Henry clay of kentucky a whig was also behind compromise.
senator stpehen douglas (democrat) was behind compromise