The Missouri Compromise of 1820 - Proponents and Opponents

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Proponents and Opponents of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 - Have students research those who supported the compromise, as well as what it called for, and those who opposed it and why. Students will be able to analyze and synthesize what points in the compromise were debated on, agreed on, and also what points were heavily debated. This will also give further insight as to why the compromise was so highly debated and why it was eventually agreed upon. In addition, it will give students a deeper understanding of political debate and compromise, as well as a better understanding of how early American politicians viewed and debated the issue of slavery. The Missouri Compromise was an important point in the history of slavery and can be considered one of the causes of civil war.

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  • Northern Free States: Why did they oppose it?
  • Northern Free States: Beliefs about Congressional Power?
  • Northern Free States: Fears about the Compromise?
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  • Southern Slave States: Why did they support it?
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  • Southern Slave States: Beliefs about states' rights?
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  • Southern Slave States: Fears about the Compromise?
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