Northern Free States: Feeling about state additions?
Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36' 30' line?
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Northern Free States: Who was involved?
Northern abolitionists originally refused to allow Missouri to become a state as this would disrupt the balance of free and slave states in Congress. However, with the addition of Maine as a free state peace was restored.
Southern Slaves States: Feelings about state addition?
In this compromise, Northerners got the better side of the deal since there were more lands above the 36, 30 line with a possibility of becoming free states.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about the 36' 30' line
Henry Clay of Kentucky maneuvered the Senate bill by dividing it into three parts. Senator Calhoun wanted to protect slavery with Daniel Webster and Stephen Douglas.
Southern Slave States: Who was involved?
Missouri would enable South/pro-slavery states more representatives in the Senate and allow the spread slavery to the West.
This line limited the expansion of slavery, however it did not expand anti-slavery either, thus creating a neutral reaction from Southerners. In the future, Manifest Destiny would provide settlers wihth more land.
Henry Clay and Stephen Douglas worked together to pass the bills separately. Clay formally proposed the Compromise of 1850 and Douglas managed them to passage.