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The Missouri Compromise of 1820 - Who Got What


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Using a grid storyboard, students will outline and define the major points of the Missouri Compromise and how it satisfied both the North and the South. By analyzing and explaining each point of what the compromise called for, students will be able to explain and analyze what it called for in its attempt to solve the question of slavery and its expansion. It will also solidify students' understanding of just what made up the compromise, as well as how it addressed the problems and concerns of both free and slave states. The Missouri Compromise is an important point in the history of slavery in the US, and one of the causes of civil war.

Storyboard Text

  • FREE
  • 36º 30' LINE
  • No slavery above the 36 30' line!
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  • Slavery CANNOT expand!
  • Under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Maine is added as a free state. Previously, the land had been a part of Massachusetts. This satisfies those opposed to the expansion of slavery as well as the "slave powers" in Congress.
  • A major provision of the Missouri Compromise was that slavery was not to exist above 36º 30'N. This satisfied the North, since slavery would not be able to expand past this imaginary line drawn across the Louisiana Purchase.
  • We shall retain slavery below the 36º 30' line!
  • For the Northern free states, New York Senator James Tallmadge proposed an amendment banning slavery in the Louisiana territory. In addition, Senator Rufus King also argued Congress had the power to determine whether or not a new state could have slavery.
  • We have our RIGHT to slavery, property, and prosperity!
  • For the southern slaveholding states, Missouri is added to the Union as a slave state. Although it exists above the dividing line, the addition of Missouri as a slave state provides balance to the Union in terms of free and slave states, and representation in Congress.
  • To satisfy the South, it was agreed that slavery could expand and exist below the dividing line drawn across the Louisiana Purchase. This ensured some expansion of slavery for the South, including future states such as Texas and Arkansas.
  • For the southern slave advocates, Maryland Senator William Pinkney held the belief that states should be able to decide whether or not they are slave or free. Ultimately, Senator Henry Clay will devise the Missouri Compromise, ending the debate.
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