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Old 09-12-2019, 11:28 AM
Andy L is online now
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Originally Posted by Pantastic View Post
Andy L, you left off a big one - the southern states also opposed letting a state decide if it was a slave state or free state, and supported having Congress declare that certain states were slave states regardless of what the population or government of the state wanted. The Kansas–Nebraska act grew out of their staunch opposition to states rights in regards to being a slave or free state in the first place. This really highlights that the only "State's Right" that they cared about was the right for a state to be a slave state, even deciding 'slave vs free' was a State's Right they opposed.