Northern Opinion of Missouri Statehood
If South the get Missouri then they would have more representation for more slavery.
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Southern Opinion of Missouri Statehood
You realize how important slaves are right?
Northerners new if the South got the state, then they would for sure expand slavery into to westward expansion of the United States. Many Northerners didn't want this to happen. North would just admit more free territory until they had enough votes to amend the Constitution and outlaw slavery completely.
So this 36-30 line was created. Anything above the line would be considered a slave free state; anything below could choose to support slavery or not. The Missouri Compromise kept slavery from becoming the deciding factor in westward progress. Politics are more important in the growth of a nation.
The South obviously in support of slavery. The south was agriculture based economy so they "need" slaves to do the work. They wanted Missouri for their benefit.
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