We should oppose this act because it is going to upset the balance of slave states.
Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
I 100% agree with you.
Congress should have the power to prohibit slavery in new states.
Northern Free States: Fears about the Compromise?
He don't know what he is talking about.
You Guys are going to take control of the senate of it passes.
They opposed it because it upset the balance between free and slave states and Abolitionist sentiments were growing the in the North
Southern Slave States: Why did they support it?
This helps preserve the balance in congress and its expands west.
They said that Congress had the power to prohibit slavery in new states because southerners believed the opposite
Southern Slave States: Beliefs about states' rights?
Yeah it should!
They thought that the South would control the Senate and legalize slavery in new states because northerners refused Missouri’s admittance into the US as a slave state.
Southern Slave States: Fears about the Compromise?
If we get out numbered we wont be able to protect our land and interests.
They supported the compromise because it preserved balance in Congress and it Expands west and would be helpful for them.
Southerners believed that neither congress or any territorial government had the authority to ban slavery or regulate it in any way.
Congress does not have the authority to ban slavery.
The south feared that if they became outnumbered in congressional representation that they would lack the power to protect their interests in property and trade and also if California was admitted as a free state so would new mexico and Utah.