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Compromise of 1850 Arguments

Describe the arguments that took place over whether slavery should be allowed to expand into the new territories, and explain how the Compromise of 1850 was supposed to settle the issue.

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The Compromise of 1850

In September of 1850, 5 laws were passed through Sen. Henry Clay by the then US Congress that came to be known as the Compromise of 1850. At this point in time in US history, the issue of slavery became a divisive topic. The agricultural plantation states in the South heavily depended upon slave labor while Northern states, which were more industrial, were not. Slavery became a political and moral issue (abolitionist campaigned for slavery abolition). The Territories gained by the US from the Mexican-American War (1846-48) which were then referred to as the Texas territories were being arranged to be formed as potential states of the Union. ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the Compromise of 1850, in particular, the arguments that led to it. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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