1850 compromise. A Level History


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





About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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