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The Compromise Of 1850: The Cause Of The Civil War

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The compromise of 1850 was the cause of the civil war. The problem started when California came in as a free state. The South didn’t want California to enter the Union because they would enter as a free state because the South was scared that if more free states came in they would eventually lose power in the Senate. The compromise of 1850 had four parts; California would come in as a free state, slave trade would be abolished in Washington D.C., Utah and New Mexico would decide whether or not they would allow slavery, and the fugitive slave act was made. The South didn’t want California to enter the Union because they didn’t want there to be another free state. Although slavery was not abolished in Washington D.C., slave trade was no longer
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