The Missouri Compromise

The Missouri Compromise

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  • I am from Missouri and my state would like to join as a slave state.
  • The balance will be destroyed!
  • Missouri can't enter as a slave state!
  • Who cares about the balance!? Just add it!
  • Please help us Mr.Clay! We can't make a decision!
  • This scene shows a representative from Missouri asking to join the union as a slave state.
  • Free state
  • Slave state
  • If Missouri were to enter the union as a slave state the balance of free states and slaves states would be broken. This caused some outrage.
  • The people sought out Henry Clay's help on this issue.
  • This compromise makes everything so much easier!
  • Clay decided to make a compromise. Missouri would enter as a slave state and Maine would enter as a free state.
  • He also added the 36° 30" line. That line meant that any states above it would be free states and any states below it would be slave states
  • This compromise delayed the civil war for quite a while.
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