Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Compromise of 1850

Proposing the Compromise of 185 was Henry Clay. This was one of the most dramatic moments in history of the united states senate. The delegates not only took a strong position in favor of slavery but alsom condemed the compromise neasures. Both the North and South were determines that the compromises should be "finality" and that the explosive issue of slavery should be buried. The north got the better deal out of the Compromise of 1850. Cali, as a free state tipped the senate balance permanently against the south. South needed more slave territory to restorre the "sacred balance." This compromise later resulted in the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

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