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it has fallen;–but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. (Garrison qtd. in Hofstadter2 321-322) Although Garrison had written those words in 1831, the people of the North had always shared the same opinion. That opinion was one that was the exact opposite of that of the South. The North proclaimed, as Garrison did, that it would not stand for moderation. It claimed that slavery had to be abolished immediately. The South, however, stated that slavery was their great source of wealth. It is easy to see what a sizable conflict must have risen when Missouri had requested admittance to the Union. After all off the Congress sessions that had met, and all of the debates that had occurred, the North and South had finally reached a decision to resolve the entire

Missouri conflict. Congress created the Missouri Compromise. The Missouri Compromise stated that “Missouri was to be admitted as a slave state, but it was stipulated that no new states that were formed above the southern border of Missouri would be allowed in as slave states” (Missouri 1). Also, the fact that new states north of the southern border of Missouri, excluding Missouri, were to be free only applied to the remaining lands of the Louisiana Purchase. To keep the balance in the United States Senate, Maine, which was also applying for statehood at the time, was admitted to the Union as a free state. The Missouri Compromise really seemed quite simple. The South was satisfied with Missouri as a slave s 335