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Compromise of 1850

Published on Mar 01, 2016

Outcomes of the Compromise of 1850


Compromise of 1850

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California became a slave free state

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People in New Mexico and Utah were able to decide whether they wanted to be slave free or not

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The Republic of Texas gave up the previously claimed land and got 10 million in return.

Slave trade was abolished in the District of Columbia

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The Fugitive Slave Act made any federal official pay a fine if they didn’t arrest a runaway slave.

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