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31 March, 09:23

Why did Missouri's attempt to enter the Union create tensions between the sections?

A. Missouri wanted to enter as a slave state, which would upset the balance of power between slave and free states in the Senate.

B. Northern politicians wanted to make Missouri part of Illinois for its rich farmland, but southern politicians opposed this.

C. Missouri wanted to join into one state with Arkansas, which would have created a large slave state that northern states opposed.

D. Southern politicians wanted to build a railroad from the South to Missouri, but northern states wanted to connect the state with a canal.

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  1. 31 March, 09:34
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    Option: A. Missouri wanted to enter as a slave state, which would upset the balance of power between slave and free states in the Senate.

    Explanation:

    Missouri wanted to enter as a slave state which created tension among the free states. The congress had the right to pass free or slave status of any state formed from the territories. The slave states admitted that states should have the same benefits as others, and be able to decide for themselves if they wanted to support slavery or not. The free states were afraid of slavery becoming permanent while the slave states worried about abolishing slavery.
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