compromise of 1850

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Compromise Measures of 1850 also known as the Compromise of 1850.This act was a series of five legislative enactment's passed by United States Congress. Many territories from the west were now asking for admittance into the United States as an official state. This brought many questions to the table. Today at a meeting many other states followed California as they applied to enter into the union. This will be a problem for the north and south. …

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…up into two states. John Bell wanted to split Texas up into three states. Henry Clay wanted no provision for further subdivision of Texas. James Pearce's plan was very similar to that of Clay's plan but set no boundaries. The Pearce Plan was adopted on September 9, 1850. Texas lost almost one-third of its territory under this plan. As part of the settlement Texas was compensated a sum of $10,000,000 which in turn paid off their pre-statehood debts.