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  • Northern Free States: Why Did They Oppose It?
  • NORTH
  • We're going to add Missouri to the U.S!
  • No! Then the balance between slave and free states in Congress will be uneven. 
  • Add Maine as a free state! 
  • Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power
  • NORTH
  • Ok
  • California should be a slave state. 
  • Northern Free States: Fears about the Compromise 
  • NORTH
  • MISSOURI COMPROMISE
  • The balance between slave and free states would be messed up and the amount of slave states would be plus one. And because they would have plus one, this would give Southerners an advantage.
  • Southern Slave States: Why did They Support it?
  • SOUTH
  • We're going to add Missouri as a state! 
  • Northerners believed that it was in Congress’ power to choose whether or not a state should be a free or slave state. 
  • Southern Slave States: Beliefs about States' Rights 
  • SOUTH
  • California wants to be a free state. 
  • Ok
  • Northerners thought that with the compromise, it would not be helping to abolish slavery. It would actually be expanding it.
  • Southern Slave States: Fears About the Compromise
  • SOUTH
  • MISSOURI COMPROMISE
  • Southern states supported the compromise because Missouri would be added as a slave state which would unbalance the ratio between slave and free states in Congress.
  • Yes!
  • Ok! Missouri can be added as a state as ling as it is added as a slave state. 
  • As a slave state?
  • They believed in popular sovereignty, where territories applying to become a state could vote on whether to be a free state or a slave state.
  • They feared that Congress would get rid of slavery. And because slavery was used so much in the South for labor and farming, the Southern economy would go down. They also feared that their slave representation would go down. 
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