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  • north / free states
  • free state
  • slave state
  • north / free states
  • no more slavery in the north !
  • north / free states
  • no slavery
  • no slavery in the Louisiana territory
  • ADDITION OF STATES : Maine is added as a free state. The land was part of Massachusetts before. This satisfies those opposed to the expansion of slavery.
  • south / slave states
  • 36, 30' LINE : Slavery was not to exist above 36,30'N. This satisfied the North, since slavery would not be able to expand past this imaginary line drawn across the Louisiana purchase.
  • south / slave states
  • slavery expanded in the south includidng Texas and Arkansas
  • New York senator James Tallmadge proposed an amendment banning slavery in the Louisiana territory. in addition, senator Rufus king also argued congress had the power to determine wheter or not a new state could have slavery.
  • south / slave states
  • should we be a slave or a free state ?
  • Missouri is added to the union as a slave state. Although it exists above the dividing line, the addition of Missouri as a slave state provides balance to the union in terms of free and slave states
  • Missouri became a slave state
  • Slavery could expand and exist below the dividing line drawn across the Louisiana purchase. This ensured some some expansion of slavery for the south, including future states such as Texas and Arkansas.
  • Maryland senator William Pinkney held the belief states should be able to decide the nature of whether or not they are slave of free.
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