Three Very important Lessons: Slavery, The Nature of the Federal Union and Regulation of Commerce
The Missouri compromise also resulted in disaster because it excluded slavery from the rest of the Louisiana territory from Missouri’s southern border. Arkansas and Missouri would still continue to do slavery. Then the pro-slavery faction from the Missouri’s Constitutional Convention proposed a proviso that excluded free blacks and mulattoes from the state (Tindal, Shi, 423). The Missouri compromise would then result in the Compromise of 1850 because people wanted slavery to continue in new territories.
As though the South couldn’t stop complaining, Henry Clay came up with another compromise that is similar to the Missouri compromise, the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 include the following elements; California entered the Union as a free state, territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Utah were established without direct reference to slavery, the slave trade was banned in Washington D.C., and a new stronger Fugitive Slave Act was passed (Tindall, Shi, 609). The Fugitive Slave Act was in favor to slaveholders because it tempted them to kidnap free