Missouri Compromise

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  • Northern Free States: Why did they oppose it?
  • Listen me boy, I heard those crummy northerners oppose the Missouri Compromise.
  • Right, Stupid northerners!
  • They wouldn't like to add a new state grandfather, it would upset the balance of the states.
  • Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
  • What do people around here think about Congressional Power.
  • In the North...
  • We think it would give us an edge in government for more free states.
  •                             Northern Free States:          Feelings about the Compromise?
  • I hate the compromise!
  • Because its going to spread slavery and make the slave states the majority.
  • Why?
  • They did not like the idea of adding a new slave state, as it would upset the compromise and the balance.
  • Southern Slave States: Why did they support it? 
  • Hey Ma, why do southern states support the compromise.
  • They liked it because it would give them the favor in government with being more free states.
  •                             Southern Slave States:             Beliefs about state rights?
  • Popular sovereignty for slavery! All states have their own say!
  • In the south...
  • Northern states feared that it would spread slavery and give slave states the majority.
  •                             Southern Slave States:          Fears about the Compromise?                                            
  • What'r you so afraid of John.
  • This allowed slavery to expand westward.
  • Because it allowed slavery to expand westward.
  • They believed that the states had to have a large say in what affects them. For slavery, they thought the decision should be decided by popular sovereignty.
  • They feared it would abolish slavery and cripple south economy. Slave power would go down.
  • That compromise is gon' cripple our economy. Our power over slaves will go down. 
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