CC asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

HISTORY!! HELP What made people believe that Congress had the power to do away with slavery, or prohibit its practice in new territories?

  A.

The clause in the Constitution that gave Congress power to regulate territories that were not yet states.  B. the tradition from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787  C. both a & b  D. none of the above

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the answrr is not C!!!

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  • 2 months ago

    The consistution allowed for slavery but didn't give an example for new states. Since slavery expansion was not in the consistution it's was interrupted under the ten amendment leaving it to the states. This led to a power struggle in Congress. Slave power versus northern industrial ism. It was tearing the country apart until Henry Clay introduce the Missouri Compromise into law balancing the northern and southern power in the Senate. Franklin Pierce and Millard Fillmore tore up the Missouri Compromise and introduce popular soveriety this was a leading cause of the civil war. It why Puerto Rico and Washington d.c. are not states. It would change permeantly the balance of power in the Senate

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Someone tell armouror all the northern states individually abolished slavery long before the Civil War began.

  • 2 months ago

    A is the answer, since the Constitution gives Congress the power to set requirements on new states.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Congress introduced the 13 Amendment to free all 900,000 slaves in the Union states in 1866

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  • 2 months ago

    also its not C

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