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  • Northern Free States: Why did they oppose it?
  • We need to keep the balance so that slave states don't over power the North states.
  • Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
  • We need to have the states decide if they want to become a state.
  • I agree.
  • Northern Free States: Fears about the Compromise?
  • We need to add more free states!
  • I agree, we need a way to get rid of slavery and not spread it.
  • Northerners opposed the Missouri Compromise because they wanted to abolish slavery. So adding more states will mean more slaves. It kept the balance.
  • Southern Slave States: Why did they support it?
  • We need to spread west more!
  • They believed that the federal government had too much power over the states, to decide if they were a free state or a slave state.
  • Southern Slave States: Beliefs about states' rights?
  • Only States should be able to decide, not the government.
  • Northern free states feared that more slave states would be added and they would over power the non-slave states.
  • Southern Slave States: Fears about the Compromise?
  • They supported the compromise because they would have more slave states, Texas and New Mexico.
  • Yes, more slaves means it won't get abolished.
  • Wanted the right to nullify laws, and they thought slaves were property, Only state government should be able to decide.
  • They feel with the increasing number of states in the northern part of the country will outweigh the slave states and diminish slavery.
  • We can't have slavery be abolished by the growing number of non slave states.
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