Missouri Compromise

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  • In 1849, there was an even number of free ans slave states.
  • I live in a free state!
  • We live in a slave state.
  • Missouri Compromise: Missouri applied to be a state, but allowed slavery.
  • Maine will be admitted as a free state, so that Missouri can be a slave state!
  • California, Utah, New Mexico, and Oregon all applied to become free states.
  • This means there's going to be more free states than slave states!!
  • What's so wrong with having more free states?!!
  • Compromise of 1850: The territories such as New Mexico and Utah would decide for themselves if slavery would be allowed. Cali. would become a free state, and slave trade would be abolished in Washington D.C.
  • Henry Clay: "The territories shall decide whether to allow slavery or not! Cali. will also become a free state!" 
  • Fugitive Slave Act (1850):  This required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves. Anyone who helped a runaway, could be fined or imprisoned.
  • I'M SORRY I HAVE TO!!
  • PLEASE DON'T TAKE MEEE!!!!!!!
  • THANKS FOR WATCHING
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