Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850
- Clay's Omnibus Bill, 1850
- Henry Clay's Omnibus Bill, 1850
- Omnibus Bill, 1850
- found: PBS Africans in America resource bank, June 8, 2011 (The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act)
- found: American history, About.com., June 8, 2011 (The Compromise of 1850 was a series of five bills that were intended to stave off sectional strife. Its goal was to deal with the spread of slavery to territories in order to keep northern and southern interests in balance. Here is a summary of the five bills: 1) California was entered as a free state; 2) New Mexico and Utah were each allowed to use popular sovereignty to decide the issue of slavery; 3) The Republic of Texas gave up lands that it claimed in present day New Mexico and received $10 million to pay its debt to Mexico; 4) The slave trade was abolished in the District of Columbia; 5) The Fugitive Slave Act made any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave liable to pay a fine. This was the most controversial part of the Compromise of 1850 and caused many abolitionists to increase their efforts against slavery.)
- found: Wikipedia, June 8, 2011 (The Compromise of 1850 was an intricate package of five bills, passed in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The compromise, drafted by Whig Henry Clay and brokered by Democrat Stephen Douglas, avoided secession or civil war at the time and reduced sectional conflict for four years.)
- found: LCC via ClassificationWeb, June 8, 2011: E423 (Slavery question, 1849-1853, Including Clay's Omnibus Bill (Compromise of 1850); Southern Convention, Nashville, 1850)
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- 2011-08-30: revised
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