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The Missouri Compromise was a statute developed by the United States that was passed as law in 1820. The Compromise was important for US history as it helped to regulate slavery and was one of the contributing factors towards the American Civil War. See the fact file below for more information on the Missouri Compromise:
• The Missouri Compromise was devised by Henry Clay: An American lawyer and United States Senator from Kentucky.
• The Missouri Compromise was passed as law by the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe, in 1920.
• Before the law was passed, there was extreme tension in the US between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups. At this point, the US was made up of an equal balance of 11 slave states and 11 free states.
• In 1819, Missouri had requested to become a slave state, threatening to tip the balance of slave states and free states.
• The Missouri Compromise was developed to allow Missouri to be a slave state, but to admit Maine as a free state to keep the balance (and the peace).
• Missouri and Maine became official states (the 23rd and 24th states, respectively) in 1821.
• The Missouri Compromise also prohibited slavery in the Great Plains of Northern America in Louisiana Territory, creating an invisible line that divided America into slave states in the South and free states in the North.
• This line is sometimes referred to as the Missouri Compromise Line.
• The Missouri Compromise was eventually brought to an end by the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.
Missouri Compromise Worksheets
This bundle includes 17 ready-to-use Missouri Compromise activities that are perfect for students to learn about the Missouri Compromise which was a statute developed by the United States that was passed as law in 1820. The Compromise was important for US history as it helped to regulate slavery and was one of the contributing factors towards the American Civil War.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Fast Facts
- Looking Back
- Understanding Terms
- Complexities of Freedom
- Understanding Slavery
- Missouri Compromise Line
- Curious Question
- Editorial Cartoon
- The Politics of Freedom
- Information Dissemination
- Slave and Free States
- Mapping the Free World
- Color of War
- Working Slaves
- Slavery Convention
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