APUSH_-_Compromise_of_1850 - AP United States History 1850...

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AP United States History 1850 - Compromising...Again The Compromise of 1850 was just the latest in a long line of compromises over slavery. Compare it to previous compromises below: Compromise Missouri Compromise Compromise of 1850 Pros Established an “value” to slaves when it came to representation in senate This number was chosen so that the number between slave state and free states were equal Satisfied the south who was more slave population Re-established balance between slave and free states by drawing a line claiming all states south of line are slave, and all states north of line are free Louisiana purchase gained lots of extra land, so both north and south agreed to this Again tried to lessen the tensions between slave states and free states The north and south both get their own compensation from this treaty Both sides gets lots of land, and some states (washington D.C.) converts from free to slave Cons Indirectly gave slave states more power because the slaves, although they

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