What was the South’s greatest concern when California applied for statehood? A-The South feared it would lose power and influence in t

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What was the South’s greatest concern when California applied for statehood?
A-The South feared it would lose power and influence in the Senate.
B-The South feared enslaved workers would run away to the new state.
C-The South feared it would have to pass laws to maintain slavery.
D-The South feared the goldmining industry would overtake agriculture.

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2022-05-23T10:40:51+00:00 2 Answers 0

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  1. Alice
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    2022-05-23T10:41:55+00:00

    A. because if california became a separate state they could choose to be free or slave and they would choose free which would make the free and slave states unequal in the senate and they could lose power and votes which could mean they could vote to make the south free too.

  2. Margaret
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    2022-05-23T10:42:34+00:00

    I would also have to say A as the answer. During the 1800s the north and south tried to have the same number of free or slave states. If California chose to be either onethe ratio slave or free states would be off, which would then affect votes in Washington, DC. Hopefully this helps.

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