History: Missouri Compromise

History: Missouri Compromise

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  • Northern Free states: Why did they oppose it?
  • Slavery must be abolished!
  • Northern Free states: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
  • The government should choose weather states should be free or slave.
  • Northern Free states: Fears about the Compromise?
  • We want an equal amount of senators.
  • Slavery was just expanding with the addition of new territory, which was the exact opposite of what the Northerners' movement preached. They wanted a balance of representatives in the senate so it would be equal.
  • Southern Slave states: Why did they Support it?
  • They wanted Congress to choose.
  • Southern Slave states: Beliefs about states' rights?
  • The state governments should choose weather states will be free or slave.
  • They feared that if they became outnumbered in congressional representation that they would lack the power to protect their interests in property and trade. Slave states would be able to make slavery legal in all states.
  • Southern Slave states: Fears about the Compromise?
  • Slavery is now abolished.
  • Southerners got the land below the 36 30 line and they got Missouri as a slave state.
  • Southerners objected to any bill which imposed federal restrictions on slavery, believing that slavery was a state issue settled by the Constitution.
  • Southerners thought that Congress would slowly limit the laws abiding slavery.
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