Information of free labor vs slave labor?
what is the difference between slave labor and free labor
How did the reliance on cotton production and slavery affect the south economically socially and morally?
The Slave vs. Free State debate. Missouri wanted to enter the union as a slave state, but naturally the Northerners, who opposed slavery, didn't want those who supported slavery to have more power. Thus the Missouri Compromise was drafted. It stated Missouri could enter as a slave state if Maine could enter as a free state.
The proposal of House Speaker allowed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 resolve the slave and free state problem facing the US Congress. His deal which was accepted, split part of Massachusetts, allowing for a new state, Maine to be created and as a free state. This allowed for slave vs free to be balanced as then Missouri could enter as a slave state.
Prior to the Kansas - Nebraska Act of 1854, the Missouri Compromises were based on dividing new States in balance. This meant that for every "free State: a "slave State" would be joined to the Union. The Kansas - Nebraska Act allowed for popular sovereignty, thus potentially upsetting the slave vs free State balance.
The main answer here was that it used and acknowledged the use of slave labor. While slaves were used in the North, without sounding stupid, the use was a bit more enlighten, and the north was able to be open to the banishment of this labor pool. The south resented the federal government for trying to impose it's law, and we can see another several bricks being placed in the states rights vs federal right…