Asked • 03/13/19

Why was it necessary to maintain a balance of power between the Slave and Free states?

As said in the title, why was there a need to maintain the balance of power between the Slave states and Free States by keeping them equal in number, before the American Civil War? Both the Clay Compromise and the Missouri Comprise were aimed at achieving this.

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Curtis S. answered • 03/14/19

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