Who Got What? Missouri Compromise of 1850


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  • Northern Free States: Feelings about state additions?
  • All in favor of abolishing slavery say "yea"
  • Nay
  • Yea
  • Northern Free States: Feelings about the 36°30′ line? 
  • That line is the Compromise line. See, we get more land than the southerners
  • Northern Free States: Who was involved? 
  • I, Senator Clay introduces the Missouri Compromise with 3 separate bills. 
  • Yea
  • Nay
  • Northern States felt it would spread slavery to the western and unorganized territories. This would make it hard to pass anti-slavery bills in congress. 
  • Southern Slave States: Feelings about state additions?
  • Northern States were happy about the 36*30' line because ultimately, they got more land and US territories over the line than the Southern States did
  • Southern Slave States: Feelings about the 36°30′ line?
  • Who cares about the line? As long as we spread slavery to the west. 
  • The only way to preserve the Union is to keep slavery!
  • Stephen Douglas originally put the bill on the floor with three parts to it, but it didn't pass even with Daniel Webster's support Henry Clay later put three separate bills on the floor to approve them.  
  • Southern Slave States: Who was involved? 
  • No!!!
  • Southern Slave States  were happy with more additions because this would mean more land to expand their agricultural empire. They also saw it fair to get one slave state for every free state.
  • Now with the Compromise, we can get one slave state for every free state. 
  • Southern Slave States were happy that they got Missouri as a slave state and the spread of slavery to western states. 
  • John C. Calhoun was a strong advocate against the compromise believing slavery was the only way to save the union. But Henry Clay and Daniel Webster argued against him. 
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