The Compromise of 1850 was drafted by Henry Clay whose idea was from a Senator from Illinois by the name Stephen A. Douglas. The Compromise was passed by the US Congress on September 1850, mostly to pacify the issue of slavery and territorial boundaries between the North and South. Issues around slavery increased between the North and South. Consequently, ten years after the Compromise of 1850, the American Civil War began.
Dred Scott case: Dred Scott was an enslaved African American man in the United States who sued for the freedom of himself his wife and their two daughters. Mr. Scott unsuccessfully won the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford of 1857, which was otherwise known as the "Dred Scott Decision." The Dred Scott case was regarded as one of the worst supreme court decisions of all times. It stated that nor free or enslave African Americans could be American