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Olivia DelageDecember 4, 2019American History The election of 1498 had no aid in the controversy of slavery. The issue of whether slavery would continue on into to Mexican Cession was at hand. Many Southern slaveholders argued the Mexican land was too dry to grow cotton, so no new slaveholders would be interested in the land (Corbett et al., n.d). Other Southerners however, argued that it wasn’t a question of if they wanted to but if they could. These Southerners stated that it was unconstitutional and unfair to take away their rights and privilege of slavery. In addition, Northerners argued that because slavery was banned in Mexico before the United States took control, introducing slavery would further the institution and giving the Slave Power more controlin the United States. The Compromise of 1850 had temporary aid to this ongoing controversy. The Compromise of 1850 was five separate laws pushed forth by Stephen Douglas, to help resolve the issues stemming from the sectional crisis of slavery.