Northern Free States: Feelings about slave additions?
I love it when non slave states are added, but if they are slave states, they get representation in congress which I do not like!
I totally agree!!
Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36°30' line?
I love that most of the land in the US right now is about the 36 30' line!!
NO! I hate that most of the land in the US is above the line!
Northern Free States: Who was involved?
We were key components in the Missouri Compromise.
I even came up with it!
Northerners liked it that there was a balance in congress between slave and non slave state representatives. But when states were added, the Northerners only supported it if it was a free state, but if it was a slave state, they did not support it because then there would be more pro slave representatives in congress.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about state additions?
Northerners liked the 36° 30' line because most of the land in the United States at that time was above that line. Therefore, they were happy that all that land above the line could become states and they would be slavery free states.
Southern Slave States: Feelings about 36° 30' line?
It stinks that some states below and above the 36° 30' line want to be slave free!!
People who lived in Northern free states and were involved in the Missouri compromise were Stephen Douglas and Lewis Cass. They were the two men who were involved in the debate. Stephen Douglas Created the Missouri Compromise which let Missouri get what they want, keep congress even, and in the future, congress would use the 36, 30 line to determine if states would be slave states.
Southern Slave States: Who was involved?
John C. Calhoun
Southerners liked it when slave states were added because that meant that there would be more representatives in congress who supported slavery. But, if the states added were free states, Southerners did not like that because then the representation in congress would have more anti-slavery representatives.
Don't you love it when slave states are added to the Union!!
Yeah! But it stinks when they are free states!
Southerners liked the 36° 30' line in the beginning but they did not like it when the US moved west. When America gained New Mexico and California, there was more conflict because some of the states did not want slavery. Southerners thought that the northern non slavery states would take over the slavery states.
I know!! So unfair!!
Southerners involved in the Missouri Compromise were Henry Clay, who divided the bill into three different bill so that it could pass in congress. And John C. Calhoun, who stated that congress has no authority to make laws about slavery, and that only states can.
I split the Missouri Compromise into 3 bills!!
And I told Congress that only states have the right to make laws about slavery