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The Compromise of 1850 consists of five laws passed in September of 1850 that dealt with the issue of slavery. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished. Furthermore,California entered the Union as a free state and a territorial government was created in Utah. An act was also passed settling a boundary dispute between Texas and New Mexico that also established a territorial government in New Mexico.The Compromise of 1850 was introduced by Senator Henry Clay in a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850.