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  1. The Compromise of 1850

  2. Compromise of 1850 In 1844, Clay lost due in part to national sentiment for Polk's program "54º40' or Fight" campaign which was to settle the northern boundary of the United States with Canada then under the control of the British Empire. Clay also opposed admitting Texas as a state because he felt it would reawaken the Slavery issue and provoke Mexico to declare war. Polk took the opposite view and public sentiment was with him, especially in the Southern United States. Nevertheless, the election was close; New York's 36 electoral votes proved the difference, and went to Polk by a slim 5,000 vote margin . So, after losing 3 presidential elections, Clay continued to try to help our nation as a Senator from Kentucky

  3. Compromise of 1850 California - Enters as a Free State

  4. Compromise of 1850 California - Enters as a Free State The North –

  5. Compromise of 1850 California - Enters as a Free State The North – it creates another state to vote for northern interests (throws off government balance)

  6. Compromise of 1850 California - Enters as a Free State The North – it creates another state to vote for northern interests (throws off government balance) Free = 16

  7. Compromise of 1850 California - Enters as a Free State The North – it creates another state to vote for northern interests (throws off government balance) Free = 16 Slave = 15

  8. Compromise of 1850 New Mexico & Utah Territories Whoever gets their first in large numbers!!! Slavery will be determined by the choice of the majority Popular Sovereignty

  9. Compromise of 1850 New Mexico & Utah Territories Whoever gets there first in large numbers!!! Slavery will be determined by the choice of the majority Popular Sovereignty

  10. Compromise of 1850 • Washington D.C. – • Slavery is allowed in D.C. • Slave trade is abolished in D.C.

  11. Compromise of 1850 • Washington D.C. – • Slavery is allowed in D.C. • Slave trade is abolished in D.C. Both sides gain something ….

  12. Compromise of 1850 FUGATIVE SLAVE ACT of 1850 South – - North is now forced to participate in slavery (returning escaped slaves)

  13. Compromise of 1850 FUGATIVE SLAVE ACT of 1850 Requires all citizens to catch slaves that have escaped –penalty $1000 fine…jail… South – - North is now forced to participate in slavery (returning escaped slaves)

  14. Compromise of 1850 FUGATIVE SLAVE ACT of 1850 Requires all citizens to catch slaves that have escaped –penalty $1000 fine…jail… South –

  15. Compromise of 1850 FUGATIVE SLAVE ACT of 1850 Requires all citizens to catch slaves that have escaped –penalty $1000 fine…jail… South – - North is now forced to participate in slavery (returning escaped slaves)

  16. Compromise of 1850 New Mexico - Texas Border Settles for New Mexico

  17. Compromise of 1850 New Mexico - Texas Border Settles for New Mexico Whoever gets there first in large numbers!!!

  18. Compromise of 1850