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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.