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Compromise of 1850

The Fugitive Slave Law was one of the concessions made to the South as part of the Compromise of 1850.
Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  a series of measures proposed by Henry Clay ("The Great Compromiser") that, for a time, reduced contention between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the US
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  • The Fugitive Slave Law was one of the concessions made to the South as part of the Compromise of 1850.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • The Clay Compromise of 1850, which sought to conciliate the differences between North and South as to the ultimate fate of these lands, thus assumed far-reaching importance.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • For the Compromise of 1850 added to Henry Clay’s garlands as the great Pacificator; but Daniel Webster’s support, which insured its success, resulted in his political crucifixion, and, for half a century or more, his historical condemnation.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Nor was he willing to discard the Compromise of 1850, which he had supported despite the enmity of Texas fire-eaters who called his vote "the damnedest outrage yet committed upon Texas."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • It repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and reopened the slavery extension issue thought settled in the Compromise of 1850, by permitting the residents of that vast94 territory from Iowa to the Rockies to decide the slavery question for themselves, on the assumption that the northern part of the territory would be free and the southern part slave.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Indeed, it is clear that Webster, Benton and Houston could not all have been right on the Compromise of 1850, for each of them, in pursuit of the same objective of preserving the Union, held wholly different views on that one omnibus measure.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Finally, Houston had been the first prominent Senator to attack Calhoun’s opposition to the Clay Compromise of 1850, quoting the Scripture to label those threatening secession as mere "raging waves of sea, foaming out their own shame…… " Think you, sir, after the difficulties Texans have encountered to get into the Union, that you can whip them out of it?
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Compromise of 1850 [7] , Nat Turner’s Rebellion [5] , Fugitive Slave Law [6] , Missouri Compromise [7]
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