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Compromise of 1850-The Compromise of 1850 consists of five laws passed in September of 1850 that dealt with the issue of slavery. -In 1849 California requested permission to enter the Union as a free state, potentially upsetting the balance between the free and slave states in the U.S. Senate. -Senator Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850, in an attempt to seeka compromise and avert a crisis between North and South.

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