The Missouri Compromise 1850 - Lily Khayat


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  • Northern Free States: Feelings about state additions
  • Now there will be a balance of power in Congress and a balance of free vs. slave states.
  • Missouri will be a slave state and Maine will be a free state!
  • Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36-60
  • Northern Free States: Who was involved?
  • Missouri will be a free state! No more slavery!
  • Only Congress shall have the power to choose if a state should be free or not!
  • The North didn't like the addition of slave states because it would unbalance the balance of free vs slave states. But once they heard that Maine was going to be added as a free state and Missouri as a slave state, they saw that there would be a balance of free and slave states, concluding there to be a balance of power in Congress. So they ended up liking it.
  • Southern Slave States: Feelings about state additions
  • 15 Free States
  • 15 Slave States
  • The Northerners liked the 36-60 mark. This was because there were more states above the line the 36-60 line that could become free states and less states below the line that would become slave states. 
  • Southern Slave States: Feelings about the 36-60
  • The line 36-60 has been set and the boundaries have been marked.
  • James Tallmadge and Rufus King were involved. James Tallmadge was a politician and  US lawyer that served as a US Representative. There was an amendment named after him that proposed that Missouri would be admitted as a free state. He wanted to ban slavery. While, Rufus wanted to only Congress to decide if a state should be free or not.
  • Southern Slave States: Who was involved?
  • Hello! My name is William Pickney and I am the senator of Maryland.
  • Like the Northerners, the Southerners also didn't mind the state additions. They heard that Missouri was becoming a slave state, keeping the balance of power in Congress even.
  • The Southerners knew that this wasn't a good deal for them because they got the states that were below the line which were less than the states above the line that were for the Northerners. But they believed that it would change once the US accomplished Manifest Destiny.
  • This won't last!!
  • William Pinkney and Henry Clay were that two main people that were involved.  Pinkney was the senator of Maryland and he said that the states should have the power to choose themselves if they should be a free or slave state. Clay was the senator of Kentucky and he broke down the original compromise into 3 smaller ones. This later turned into the Missouri Compromise
  • Hi! My name is Henry Clay and I am the senator of Kentucky
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