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Question

Which statement best explains why politicians in the South wanted to admit an equal number of free states and slave states to the Union?

They wanted to prevent abolitionists from controlling Congress.
They wanted to make sure tariff rates would not become too high.
They wanted even economic development throughout the country.
They wanted to make it difficult for slaves to escape to free states.

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  • The answer is A: They wanted to prevent abolitionists from controlling Congress.
  • The correct answer is A) they wanted to prevent abolitionist from controlling Congress.

    The statement that best explains why politicians in the South wanted to admit an equal number of free states and slave states to the Union was that they wanted to prevent abolitionist from controlling Congress.

    During the Reconstruction after the victory of the Union Army over the Confederated Army, many politicians in the Southern states have concerns about the integration of the members of Congress. Southern politicians were afraid that Congress could be controlled by congressmen that favored abolition. That is why they demanded an equal number of free states and slave states to the Union.

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