Compromise of 1850

Madyson Fair

What was the Compromise?

The Compromise of 1850 was a bundle of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September of 1850, which disabled a four-year political conflict between slave and frees states regarding the status of territories that were obtained during the Mexican-American War.

Who Got What?


  • California admitted as a free state
  • Slave trade was not allowed in Washington D.C.
  • Texas loses boundary dispute with New Mexico


  • No slavery restrictions in Utah or New Mexico territories
  • Salve holding permitted in Washington D.C.
  • Texas gets $10 million dollars
  • Fugitive Slave Law