Missouri Compromise of 1820 Storyboard

Missouri Compromise of 1820 Storyboard
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  • Northern Free States: Feelings about state additions?
  • As long as Maine is added as a free state to balance out Missouri, there will be no problems.
  • Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36o30' line?
  • Might as well agree to this rule. After all, it benefits us more than the South.
  • Northern Free States:  Who was involved?
  • From left to right: Stephen Douglas, Henry Clay, James Tallmadge Jr., Rufus King
  • To the Northern free states, as long as the balance in Congress was maintained, by adding one slave state and one free state at a time, there would be no arguments or disagreements. This is displayed when there was no conflict over the addition of Maine and Missouri.
  • Southern Slave States: Feelings about state additions?
  • Since Missouri is being added as a slave state, there are no complaints from us.
  • Everything above the 36' 30' was considered a free state, beneficial towards the Northerners. The land above the line was much larger than the land below the line (slave states land), so the Northerners had more room than the South to expand.
  • Southern Slave States: Feelings about the 36o30' line?
  • There is not enough land underneath the line to satisfy our needs.
  • Some of the leading Northern Congressmen included Stephen Douglas, Henry Clay, James Tallmadge and Rufus King
  • Southern Slave States:  Who was involved?
  • From left to right: Henry Clay, William Pinkney, and John C. Calhoun
  • The Southerners were alright with the addition of states because Missouri was added as a slave state.
  • The land underneath the 36' 30' line was scarce, and was only really present in the Arkansas Territory. Southerners were unhappy because they didn't have as much land as the Northerners to expand and grow.
  • Some leading participants for the Southern side of the debate were Henry Clay, William Pinkney and John C. Calhoun
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