What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?

What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?

What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?

What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?

The Compromise also didn’t specify a practical, straightforward method by which states would hold the elections that decided the issue of slavery for their territory.  So it was left to Congress to pass individual laws like the Kansas-Nebraska Act.  The idea of popular sovereignty sounds great – very democratic – but in practice it was a disaster and led to Bleeding Kansas.  So the Compromise left the elections issue unresolved, and provided no national military security so they could be carried out.While re-emphasizing the Fugitive Slave Act, it provided no practical means for its enforcement, and this would be a thorn in southern slaveholders’ sides in the years leading up to the war, as they had the mistaken impression that the North was full of abolitionists when in fact, it was not.At best the Compromise was a stalling measure, intended to postpone the issue of slavery until a later date.  The Civil War represents the failure of that future compromise.
What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?
What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?
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What issues did the Compromise of 1850 leave unsettled?
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