Texas and the Compromise of 1850

Hey New Mexicans, who wants to be a part of Texas?

El Paso raises its hand.

Several Texas governors sent representatives to New Mexico to try and convince them to be a part of Texas, but El Paso was the only one that agreed.

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The Compromise of 1850

Senator Henry Clay was the architect of the Compromise of 1850

The key components of the Compromise are:

- Add California as a free state

- Organize New Mexico and Utah into territories

- Make Texas give up 40% of the land they claimed and give them $10 million in return

Some Texans didn’t like this, but when it was put to a vote, the majority accepted these terms.

The Compromise of 1850 established the Texas borders we know today.

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