Compromise of 1850
California was admitted as
a free state.
The slave trade was
abolished (the sale of slaves, not the institution of slavery) in the
District of Columbia.
The Territory of New
Mexico (including present-day Arizona) and the
Territory of Utah
the rule of popular sovereignty.
The Fugitive Slave Act was
passed, requiring all U.S. citizens to assist in the return of runaway
Texas gave up much of
the western land which it claimed and received compensation of
$10,000,000 to pay off its national