7th grade social studies
posted by Reed on .
Could you tell me if I am right in saying that the Compromise of 1850 abolished the slave trade, but not slavery, in the District of Columbia?
Yes, go to the head of the class. THe compromise of 1850 consisted of five bills, the fifth of which did just that. The so-called "Compromise" on this issue was not a compromise as we understand the word, the fifth law caused great consternation amongst the Southern members of congress, but they were outvoted.