Stephen Douglas - apex
Senator Henry Clay drafted the compromise of 1850, the compromise consisted of a series of laws (5 bills ) which attempted to resolve territorial and slavery issues
John C. Calhoun
Henry clay, US senator from Kentucky
the Compromise of 1850 (study island)
Senator Stephen A. Douglas put forth the argument that if the Missouri Compromise of 1850 really was a compromise, it had to put forward a consistent principle. If it did not then it was not a compromise, but instead a modus vivendi arrangement. The main problem of this characterization is that Douglas was asking a rhetorical question. Douglas was the one to know inasmuch as he helped put it together.
the Compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850 was passed on September 9th, 1850.
The role that Stephen Douglas played in the Compromise of 1850 is he drafted the component bills. He did this with Henry Clay.