The Compromise of 1850 was a major piece of
Congressional legislation closely associated with the tensions that led to the Civil War. Among the features of the Compromise
was the Federalization of slave catching.
FINDING SOURCES-Sectionalism and the 1850 Compromise
- What conflicts existed between the Federal Government and the States by 1850?
was the Fugitive Slave Law such an important part of the Compromise?
- How did this legislation affect
- Who, besides Henry Clay, was noted for his remarks on this law?