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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2008 05:41 am
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So how do we make slave state senators from states that can't support slaves?

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Ole...Huh???

The next two two territories up for statehood were Kansas and Nebraska. Could they ever grow cotton? Did the slaveowners flood the territories and set up plantations? Kansas came mighty close to becoming a slave state, but how long would that have lasted without a population of slave-owners? Even Texas was a marginal slave state.

There was no way slavery could expand without going after Mexico and Caribbean Islands. And there is the rub. A need for parity in Congress and no way to get it.

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