Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

How did the North react to the Missouri Compromise?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The North did not want Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state because it would shift the balance of power away from their political party. They didn't want any of the former Louisiana Territory states to be slave states for this reason. The compromise allowed Missouri to have slaves and admitted Maine at the same time as a free state to preserve the balance of free-slave states.

    The North still was not satisfied but they accepted the compromise because it was the best solution offered. They accepted that the states above the line of compromise would be free and those below would be slave.

    Og course, this led to the free North and slave South that brought on more sectional disputes and the Civil War.

    Source(s): APUSH
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