CW - Performance Task: "Missouri Compromise of 1820 Storyboards"

CW - Performance Task: "Missouri Compromise of 1820 Storyboards"

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  • Northern Free States: Why did they oppose it?
  • No more slavery!
  • Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
  • Slavery
  • Northern Free States: Fears about the Compromise?
  • We can't have the Missouri Compromise because it will disrupt the balance in congress.
  • They Northern states favored manufacturing, they were abolitionists, and if Missouri became a slave state it would upset the balance in congress.
  • Southern Slave States: Why did they support it?
  • The northerners believed that in the Wilmot Proviso slavery should be banned in any lands acquired from Mexico. They also think that congress should be able to limit and regulate slavery, and it can also abolish slavery.
  • Southern Slave States: Beliefs about states' rights?
  • You can't take away slavery, they're property!
  • They were afraid that it would disrupt the balance of slave states in congress, and that slavery would continue to spread.
  • Southern Slave States: Fears about the Compromise?
  • The Southern Slave States got Missouri, it legitimized slavery, and it showed that it was okay for slavery to expand west.
  • Slavery
  • Missouri
  • Southerners don’t believe that the federal government can pass laws banning and regulating slavery in any way, and they see slaves as property. They also are claiming states rights.
  • If California, Utah, New Mexico, and Oregon became free states then the south would be outnumbered, and it could stop the spread of slavery.
  • Slave States
  • Free States
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