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  • (North/Free States) Addition of States
  • Free State
  • (North/Free States) 36 30' Line
  • 36 30' Line
  • Louisiana Purchase imaginary line
  • Stop
  • (North/Free States) Who was involved
  • Senator James Tallmadge
  • I propose an amendment banning slavery in the Louisiana territory.
  • Congress has the power to determine whether or not a new state could have slavery.
  • Senator Rufus King
  • Maine is added as a free state, this land had been a part of Massachusetts. It satisfied those opposed to the expansion of slavery as well as the "slave powers" in congress.
  • (South/Slave States) Addition of States
  • Slavery was not to exist above 36 30' N. The North was satisfied since slavery would not be able to expand past this imaginary line drawn across the Louisiana Purchase.
  • (South/Slave States) 36 30' Line
  • No Slavery
  • 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 whether or not a new state could have slavery.
  • (South/Slave States) Who was involved
  • Missouri is added to the Union as a slave state, it provides balance to the Union in terms of free and slave states, and representation in congress.
  • Missouri is added as a Slave State
  • To satisfy the South, it was agreed that slavery could expand and exist below the dividing line drawn across the Louisiana Purchase. It ensured some expansion of slavery for the South, including future states such as Texas and Arkansas.
  • 36 30' line
  • Slavery
  • Maryland Senator William Pinkney believed states should be able to decide whether they are free states or slave states. Senator Henry Clay will devise the Missouri Compromise, ending the debate.
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