Compromise of 1850

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What is it?

A package of five separate bills passed by the united states congress in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American war.

Who wrote it?

Whig Senator Henry Clay.

Where/when was made it?

Washington, D.C., January 29, 1850.

Why was it made?

To introduce a series of resolutions to avert a crisis between the North and South. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington D.C. was abolished.