Northern Free States: Feelings about state additions?
As long as new states do not have slavery, I support it !
Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36°30′ line?
If this line means there is a possibility for more slavery, I oppose it.
Northern Free States: Who was involved?
I, Stephen Douglas, have divided Clay's plan so that congress may vote separately on each term of the agreement.
The Northerners approved of only some states. They did not want to add states that would upset the balance of slave states and free states. At the time there was an equal amount of both slave and free states.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about state additions?
We will only support new states if it means more slaves for the US
The 36 30 line was considered a loss for the northerners. The Northerners wanted to prevent the possible expansion of slavery into new states. The northerners did not want a single new state under this line, but they were fine with allowing territories above the line become new states.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about the 36°30′ line?
The line is a good thing for the most part, for us southerners, but there is a chance for more free states in our union
There were two northern congressman involved during the Missouri compromise and the compromises after as a result. Stephen Douglas, a congressman from Illinois, was one of the men involved. He divided up Clay's plan, so that congress could vote separately. Daniel Webster, a senator from the north, gave this compromise his support.
Southern Slave States: Who was involved?
I, Henry Clay, have devised a plan so that the north and south be satisfied. Missouri will become a slave state, and Maine will become a Free state.
Southern states supported the expansion as long as it meant expanding slavery as well. The Southern states wanted to add new states for the cause of slavery, not for anything else. Southern states did not want to add states that had no affiliation with Slavery.
Southerners were mostly happy with this line because many new states would be slave states allowing the south to expand the slave trade. The reason they weren't completely happy was because there was a possibility for new states to not have slavery.
Henry Clay, the man who created the plan for the Missouri Compromise, was a southern congressman. He supported the expansion of slavery throughout the plan and throughout the compromises that came as a result of his first plan for Missouri.