This "compromise" helps no one! It allows new slave states to be created below the line.
Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
Congress should have explicit permission to decide the slave status of states.
Northern Free States: Fears about the Compromise?
We can't accept this compromise! It will allow new slave states to be created!
Northerners opposed the missouri compromise because it still allowed the creation of new slave states and gave slavery more power. They also opposed it because missouri would be admitted as a slave state and because it gave states more rights.
Southern Slave States: Why did they support it?
This compromise is great because it allows slave states!
Northerners believed that only congress, a branch of the federal government, should have the authority to decide if a state is a slave or free state.
Southern Slave States: Beliefs about states' rights?
States should have the authority to decide their slave status.
Northerners feared the missouri compromise because it gave power to states and allowed new slave states to be created in the south.
Southern Slave States: Fears about the Compromise?
Without slaves, how will we farm all this land!!!
The southerners supported the compromise because it benefited them and their economy.
Southerners believed in state rights over the federal government so they believed that states should decide for themselves if they were slave or free.
Southerners feared that the north would get more states and have more power in congress. Not to mention, this might be the first step into abolishing slavery