Missouri Compromise of 1820 Performance Task Storyboard

Missouri Compromise of 1820 Performance Task Storyboard

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  • Why did Southern slave states support the compromise?
  • What did Southern slave states believe about states’ rights, especially in regard to slavery in both existing and new states?
  • What did Southern slave states fear that the compromise would do to slavery, the Southern economy, and slave power in Congress?
  • They supported the compromise because they hoped they would eventually expand and get more territory.
  • How did Southern slave states feel about the way that the compromise handled the addition of Missouri and Maine to the Union?
  • Southern states thought the states should decide if they would be a slave state or not.
  • How did Southern slave states feel about the 36-30 line as a means of settling the  dispute over slavery in new states?
  • They feared that the slaves would be banned from the U.S and the slave trade and that would destroy the southern economy because they need the slaves for free labor boosting their profit.
  • Who were the leading Southern congressmen involved in the debate that resulted in the compromise?
  • They didn’t get a disadvantage so they were ok with the compromise.
  • The Southerners had mixed feelings such as happy and angry about the 36-30 because they wanted California because half was above the line and a half was below and then they got it and they were happy that they would get additional votes. Another reason why they had mixed feelings was that they could to pick whether it could be a slave state or not, so they had a chance to either get a slave state or a free state.
  • John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay were the involved Southern congressmen in the compromise.
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