missouri compromise
Updated: 3/15/2021
missouri compromise

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  • Should Missouri be a free state or a slave state?
  • We want to be a free state!
  • The people of Maine
  • I, Henry Clay declare that Missouri will be a slave state and Maine will be a free state to maintain balance.
  • Missouri Compromise line at latitude 36 degrees 30' was made
  • The line symbolizes that every state above will be a free state (except for Missouri) and every state below it will be a slave state.
  • The NorthAbolitionists made antislavery petitions but were silenced by the gag rule.
  • The SouthWas not happy with the compromise and made strict laws to control the movement of slaves.