The compromise of 1850 was made by Henry Clay. There are 5 main points.
-California enters the union as a free state.
-popular sovereignty would decide if any new states would join the union as a slave state or a free state.
- Texas would give up land in exchange for money from the government
- slave trade would be banned in Washington DC
-The slave laws will be stricter
This event leaded up to the civil war because both northerners and southerns were mad, because the north did not want stricter slave laws, the south did not want California to be a free state, and this caused sectionalism