Monday, September 27, 2010

Missouri Compromise

Henry Clay introduced the compromise that decided whether or not Missouri would be admitted as a slave state. Congress decided to admit Missouri as a slave state in 1820.  But, Maine, which was apart of Massachusetts, was to be admitted as a separate, free state.  Therefore, there were 12 slave states and 12 free states.The Missouri Compromise by Congress forbade slavery in the remaining territories in the Louisiana Purchase/territory north of the line of 36° 30', except for Missouri.

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