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9 November, 05:46

The Compromise of 1850 admitted California as a free state, reinforced the property rights of owners whose slaves escaped into another state, and eliminated the slave trade in Washington, D. C.

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  1. 9 November, 06:30
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    The statement is true. The Compromise of 1850 admitted California as a free state, reinforced the property rights of owners whose slaves escaped into another state, and eliminated the slave trade in Washington, D. C.

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    The Compromise of 1850 was a set of legislative initiatives undertaken in the United States in the year 1850 to resolve a series of tensions arising from the colonization of California, spurred by the so-called gold rush and the annexation of territories after the Mexican American War (1846-1848), which gave rise to territorial conflicts and the discussion about the legality of slavery in the new states.

    Among the various laws resulting from this Compromise were: the creation of California as a free state, despite being located in the Southern region, where under the Missouri Compromise should be allowed captive work; the Fugitive Slave Act, according to which a black fugitive in a southern state could be persecuted in a northern state, and his capture could be claimed by a simple declaration from his owner, with local authorities obliged to pursue and capture. Other laws concerned the creation, boundaries, and existence of slaves in the new states of Texas and New Mexico.
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