Compromise and Slave Act

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Compromise of 1850

  • A package of five bills passed in September of 1850
Each side disliked specific parts of the Compromise such as...
  • Texas surrendered New Mexico and all of it's land North of the 3630 line
  • California became a free state but did not get split into two states
Henry Clay's Bills

  • Senator Stephen A. Douglas separated Henry Clay's bill into several and passed each of them separately

Fugitive Slave Act

  • Most controversial bill of the Compromise of 1850
  • Declared that all runaway slaves were to be returned to their masters after they were captured
  • A compromise between the slave South States and the free North States