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under the missouri compromise of 1820 maine is added as a free state . previously the land had been a part of massachutes this satisfies those opposed to the expansion of slavery as well as the "slave powers" in congresss
A major provision of the Missouri compromise was that 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 draw across the Louisiana Purchase
For the northern free states 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
For the southern slaveholding states Missouri is added as a union as a slave state .Although it exist above the dividing line , the addition of Missouri as a slave state provides balance to the union terms of free and slaves states and representation in congress
To satisfy the south it was agreed that slavery could expand and exist below the dividing line across the Louisiana purchase . This ensured some expansion of slavery for the south including future states as Texas and Arkansas
For the southern slaves advocates maryland senator william pinkney held the belief states should be able to decide the nature of whether or not they are slave or free ulti
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