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Nothing like as effective as the Missouri Compromise, which had kept the peace for thirty years, but whose terms could not accommodate a new state as big as California.

The 1850 Compromise was an awkward trade-off, to allow California to enter the Union as free soil, and Congress had to appease the South with certain concessions. The most controversial of these was the Fugitive Slave Act which allowed official slave-catchers to hunt down runaways.

This infuriated the fast-growing Abolitionist lobby, including Harriet Beecher Stowe who dashed-off 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' in a short time, to see it become a nationwide best-seller, fuelling the slavery debate further.

The 1850 Compromise had to be replaced with more hasty deals, none of which stuck.

In addition to the above, the 1850 Compromised was politically destroyed by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. There we have the introduction of popular sovereignty. The act called for the citizens of territories and upcoming new state applications to vote whether the state would be a free one or a slave state. The act was part of Stephen A. Douglas's legacy.

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The Compromise of 1850 did work. It was in response to slave vs non-slave states as the US expanded its territory.

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it did what it set out to do which was keep a nation together. but this was only a temporary solution and over time the nation and its citizens continued to divide over the issue of slavery

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yes it ended all slavery

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When was the compromise of 1850 passed?

The Compromise of 1850 was passed on September 9th, 1850.


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The Compromise of 1850 took place in 1850.


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Henry Clay was the one who drafted the compromise of 1850 and the Missouri compromise of 1820.


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Who was the author of the Missouri compromise of 1850?

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