Henry Clay himself had to leave in sickness, before the dispute could be resolved. California was admitted as a free state, while the Territory of New Mexico including present-day Arizona and part of Nevada allowed slavery.
He opposed any legislative plan that would address the problems that so agitated Northerners and Southerners, thus preventing Henry Clay from pushing ahead with another compromise plan that, he hoped, would settle the issue for at least a generation, as had the Missouri Compromise of Lincoln was made to look like an enemy and "state's rights" were the watchword, because it was a minority of leaders trying to rally the majority of people to war.
On July 9, President Zachary Taylor died of food poisoning. Compromise of It wasn't until the slave powers pushed through a repeal of the Missouri Compromise that the anti-slavery leaders rose up in defiance.
California was admitted to the Union as the 16th free state. The Republican Party was created in response to the act and became the leading party in the north.
Crittenden of Kentucky to resolve the secession crisis by making concessions to slave states. By September, Clay's Compromise became law.
Start your free trial today for unlimited access to Britannica. However, it should be noted that the Compromise ofwhile not satisfactory to both sides, was accepted by the North. Professional Learning Timeline of Compromises over Slavery From the nation's very inception, the existence of slavery stood in glaring contrast to the ideals of liberty and justice expressed in the preamble to the Constitution.
His vision was to build a transcontinental railroad that would cross the country carrying larger quantities of goods from the west to the east with Illinois, his home state, as the eastern terminal.