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  • Northern Free States: Feeling about state additions?
  • Northern Free States:  Feelings about the 36' 30' line?
  • I can't wait!
  • 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
  • Not bad
  • 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. 
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