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Pros And Cons Of Benton As The Great Compromise '

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Benton was very conflicted about slavery. He owned slaves. He lived in a state that allowed slaves. Despite this, he was extremely against introducing this evil to other territories. His main reason against introducing it was that it could become a hindrance towards expansion. Calhoun helped Benton, supporting him and helping to get legislators and even some of the Missouri delegation to back him up. Benton was a very popular Senator yet, this caused his favor to drop and he was removed of all his committee memberships. 1850 came and Benton was still fighting as the “Great Compromise,” was introduced. Benton was a fighter and he made sure everyone knew his extremely strong opinions. His opinions almost caused him to be shot by Henry Foote over
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