...credit and thus control the economy and government, I present today with permission Graham's analysis of the repeal, in effect, of the Missouri Compromise ( https://www.turningthetidepublishing.com/shop/blood-money ) .
The Missouri compromise was put in place by statesmen determined to keep the North and the South, two separate countries with different legislative interests, in a state of even power in the US Senate. The compromise admitted Maine as a non-slave state and Missouri as a slave state. Thus, North and South retained the same number of senators, which forced compromise if anything was to happen.
Graham reports that this achievement was destroyed by Stephen Douglas' ambition to become president. This ambition caused Douglas to conspire with railroad interests and their financiers against a railway that would serve southern interests.