Though it had only been a part of the United States for less than two years, California becomes the 31st state in the union (without ever even having been a territory) on September 9, 1850. Mexico had reluctantly ceded California and much of its northern territory to the United States in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.Did the Compromise of 1850 admit California as a Free State?
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.What was the population of California in 1850?
The population of California has grown dramatically since the first census taken in California in 1850, the year California became a state. Here are some historical California population numbers: 1850: 92,597. 1860: 379,994, a 410 percent increase over 1850.Who was the Governor of California in 1850?
Peter Hardeman Burnett (November 15, 1807 – May 17, 1895) was an American politician and the first Governor of California as a state in the U.S., serving from December 20, 1849, to January 9, 1851, and the first to resign from office. Burnett was governor for almost one year before California's admission to the United States in 1850.