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  • Northern Free state: Why did they oppose it
  • No, We do not want to mess up the balance between free states and slave states
  • What do you think of the Compromise
  • Northern Free states: Beliefs about congressional power
  • I dont think its fare that congress gets to decided who has slaves and who doesnt
  • Us northorners beleive that you get to decide whether or not you have salves
  • Northern Free States: Fears about the compromise
  • Do you think the compromise would stenghtan slave power?
  • No, I mean look at how much more states are below the 36-30 line
  • Northern free states opposed compromise because they didn’t want to mess up the balance between free and slave states.
  • Southern slave States: Why did they support it
  • WHy do you support the compromise?
  • I support it because Mexico will become a slave state for sure
  • Northerners believed that Congress’ power to decide the fate of slavery in new states would not be in their favor in abolishing slavery, so they believed that slavery counts as personal belonging and people could decide whether or not to have them.
  • Southern slave states: Beliefs about state rights
  • I don't think the states should have a say in the slaves
  • You are right, salves are personal property
  • The Northern/free states feared that the compromise would strengthen slave power because there were much more states below the 36-30 line.
  • Southern slave states: Fears about the comprosise
  • The compromise will bring back the federalist party
  • We cant let the compromise happen
  • They think that Mexico territory will become a slave state. They knew there was Texas, New Mexico, California, and other regions that were below the line.
  • That the government had no control over their personal matters. Slaves were personal property.
  • The Southerners thought that they used the compromise bring back the Federalist party.
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