Northern Free States: Feelings about state additions?
Now we don't have to worry about an unbalanced number of free states and slave states.
To make it fair, we get Maine as a free state!
Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36°30′ line?
MORE LAND FOR US!!
Northern Free States: Who was involved?
Oh no! What if we lose our power our interests in the property since Maine will give the Northern states more free states?
They agreed to the compromise because it would keep a balance in two houses. Maine would come in as a free state and Missouri would come in as a slave state. The North was afraid that slavery was going to grow more and unbalanced Congress.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about state additions?
We will be okay because we get Missouri which will let us keep the balance. Plus there's more land in Missouri.
The Northern states were satisfied because they had land for anti-slave states above the line. This gave them an advantage against the South.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about the 36°30′ line?
We didn't get as much land as the North did! This isn't fair.
The two leading congressmen from the North were James Tallmadge and John W. Taylor.
Southern Slave States: Who was involved?
The South was first upset with the Compromise since they would get Missouri which made it balanced after the North got Maine. They feared if they were outnumbered, they would lack the power of their interests in property.
Although the Southern states didn't get as much land as the Northern states did, the South was tolerable with the line because they would get more land when they expand westward.
It will be okay because as we expand further West, we will get more slave states!
The two Southern leading congressmen were Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun because they were determined to find a solution on the slavery debate.