Missouri Compromise

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  • Addition Of States
  • Free state
  • Slave state
  • 36 30' Line
  • No slavery past the 36 , 30 degrees line
  • Who was involved
  • I am New York Senator James Tallmadge and i will propose an amendment banning slavery in the Louisiana territory.
  • Under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Maine is added as a free state . Previously , the land had been a part of Massachusetts. This satisfies those opposed to the expansion of slavery as well as the "slave powers' in congress .
  • Addition of States
  • A major provision of the Missouri Compromise was that slavery was not to exist above 36 , 30 degrees north. This satisfied the north , since slavery would not be able to expand past this imaginary line drawn across the Louisiana purchase.
  • 36 30' line
  • To satisfy the south it has been agreed that slavery can expand and exist below the dividing line
  • For northern free states , New York Senator James Tallmadge proposed an amendment banning slavery in the Louisiana territory. In addition , Senator Rufus King also argued Congress had the power to determine whether or not a new state could have slavery.
  • Who was Involved
  • I , Senator Henry Clay has devised the Missouri compromise ending debate on slave and free states and who decides which states are which
  • For the southern slaveholding states, Missouri is added to the Union as a slave state . Although it exists above the dividing line, the addition of Missouri as a slave state provides balance to the Union in terms of free and slave states , and representation in congress
  • Missouri becomes slave state. This provides balance to the Union in terms of free and slave states
  • to satisfy the South , it was agreed that slavery could expand and exist below the dividing line drawn across the Louisiana purchase . This ensured some expansion of slavery for the south, including future states such as Texas and Arkansas .
  • For the Southern slave advocates , Maryland Senator William Pickney held the belief staes should be able to decide the nature of whether not they are slave or free . Ultimatley Senator henry clay will devise the Missouri compromise ending the debate
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