The Compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850 was a 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). This Compromise was almost necessary because it reserved to the basic issue between the two regions: slavery. Because arguments can cause the whole nation to crumple down, going towards compromise was what both regions wanted. The Compromise was composed mostly with 5 bills. These five bills are: 1) Texas becomes a slave state, 2) California as free state, 3) stronger fugitive slave act, 4) popular sovereignty for the lands of Missouri Compromise, 5) slave trade banned in Washington D.C. This compromises will soon break and become an influence in the Civil War.