Northern Free States: Feelings about State additions
I agree and as a northerner I believe we should try and contain slavery and not let any more slave states come into the union.
I believe we, the congress, should have the power to decide whether the states are free or slave states.
Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36 30' line
We get more land and it's another step towards ending slavery. This sounds like a big win for us Northerners.
Northern Free States: Who was involved
I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance
Northerners wanted to be able to add more free states with any new land but they didn’t want more slave states to be added to the union. Northerners didn't want slavery to expand to the west, they wanted slavery to stay contained in the south. Northerners believed Congress had the power to decide whether or not a new state was a free state or not. With Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state there would be a balance.
Southern Free States: Feelings about State Additions
Northerners agreed with the line because they would have more land for free states. They would gain the rest of the Louisiana purchase. They wanted slavery to be prohibited above the 36 30’ line because it was another step towards abolishing slavery in states all together.
Southern Free States: Feelings about 36 30' line
Although right now we don't have much land below the line hopefully we will expand and gain more land. That means more states which mean more slave states and more slaves. Perfect.
The Northern congressmen involved included Henry Clay, Steven Douglas, Timothy fuller, James Tallmadge .
Southern Free States: Who was involved
The addition of Missouri as a slave state meant they had a slave state in the North which was good. Southerners believed that slaves were property and that congress had no power over property. Therefore they wanted to be able to use popular sovereignty. They were willing to deal with Maine being a free state because there was still a balance between free and slave states.
Our slaves are property and as a southerner I believe that Congress has no power over our property. Therefore the only way to decide whether a state is a free state or a slave state is popular soveirgnty.
Southerners didn’t like the 36 30’ line because the northerners had more land for free states but later had hope more land would get added for slave states. If there was more land in the west slavery would be able to expand. They were scared that since slavery was prohibited above the line it could lead to slavery being abolished completely.
Hopefully the US only gains land above the 36 30' line
The Southern congressmen involved included John C. Calhoun and Thomas Cobb.
Congress nor any other government has no right to ban or regulate slavery.