The Compromise Of 1850: Leading Up To The Civil War

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I agree with what you have stated in your post. The Compromise of 1850 was a very important event that helped lead up to the civil war. The result of the compromise was 15 free states and 16 slave states. I also found that California was the first free state admitted as a free state and that the rest of the Mexican belongings were decided by popular sovereignty, which was a vote of the people of the territories. The book also stated that this led to a stronger slave law (Faragher, 363). The Fugitive Slave Law helped lead toward the civil war as well. This was because the law that was stated increased the power of slave owners to capture the escaped slaves (Faragher, 366). During this time the South was threatening to leave the Union due to
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