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In any growing society there is always a sense of competition andconflict in the areas of religion knowledge and advancement oftechnology This is present today in our own culture with examples suchas electing a new Pope science finding new cures for diseases andcompanies such as Apple creating new technology to boost their already624 billion dollar company These people did not get to where they arewithout having to compete and constantly overcome conflicts In the sameregard The Compromise of 1850 occurred during a time of advancement Inefforts to understand the grounds on which the Compromise of 1850 wascreated it is important to understand the socio- economic status andlevel of thinking in both the North and the South This directlycorrelates with the decisions made within the Compromise and ultimatelyshows how masking problems or conflicts will only suppress the issue fora certain span of time and can ignite rage within people and even allout warIn the years leading up to the Compromise of 1850 people in the Northand South continually went back and forth over the issue of Slavery InMay of 1846 war against Mexico had broke out which was backed bypresident James Polk The outcome of this war resulted in the gain ofthe Texan Territory the New Mexico Territory and California A lot ofthe Northern Whigs were upset about the war going on to say that it wasunconstitutional and many of the abolitionist felt that the South wouldnow take this as the opportunity to spread slavery into moreterritories Coming closer to the end of the war political parties onboth sides began to propose their own ideas about how the new territoryshould be run A few months prior to the signing of the Treaty ofGuadalupe Hidalgo A representative of Pennsylvania named David Wilmotintroduced an idea for legislation that was later on dubbed WilmotsProviso He and other Northerners were angry with president James Polkbecause they felt that his participation and action in the war wassolely driven by
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