Free and Slave State Conflicts
Free and slave states were constantly conflicting with each other after the start of the Mexican War. The disputes varied over claiming territory, policy changes, and declaring acts regarding the rights of slaves. Texas was a big topic of discussion because it claimed such a large territory as a slave state. This was an edgy move, caused by the 1820 Missouri Compromise, and sparked a lot of discussion and conflict. The 36 degrees 30 minutes north issue, Compromise of 1850, and Missouri Compromise all contributed to the fire between the free and slave states.