Answer the following questions, using the web sites provided:

1. What territory's request to become a state made the Compromise of 1850 necessary?

2. Look at a Compromise of 1850 map. What were the territories open to slavery?

3. From what you know about the weather in these territories, do you think they would be good for growing cotton?

4. How could somebody who helped fugitive (runaway) slaves be punished by the Fugitive Slave Law?

5. In present day dollars, how much could a federal marshal or other official (or ordinary person deputized on the spot to help slave catchers) be fined if he didn't help arrest a fugitive slave?