I'm the South. I want Missouri to be added as a slave state.
This will be the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Missouri will be added as a slave state, but Maine will be separated and added as a free state. And any new state north of 36º30' will be free and any state south of that line will be a slave state.
I'm the North. I don't want Missouri to be added as a slave state.
We, Kansas and Nebraska, want to choose whether or not we will be a slave or free state.
OK. You will be allowed to choose.
Compromise of 1850
Yay! Us Californians get to choose whether we will be a slave state or a free state!
Fugitive Slave Act
I know. Let's get you hidden.
Thank you for hiding me. You know you will be punished with a fine of $1000 and 6 months jail time if we are caught.