The Missouri Compromise was important as it strengthened the Union for over 30 years, despite there being concerns regarding establishing new states as slave states. In the events that led up to the compromise, the North... More »

The Missouri Compromise, an agreement between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions, was a federal statute passed into law in the United States in 1820. It prohibited slavery in what was the Louisiana Territory north of ... More »

The Missouri Compromise occurred in 1820. Brokered by Henry Clay, this agreement admitted Maine to the United States as a free state and allowed Missouri to enter as a slave state but banned slavery in all other parts of... More »

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The Missouri Compromise was made between Southern pro-slavery states and Northern anti-slavery states in order to keep the opposing states evenly numbered. The compromise helped keep balance between the two sides. More »

The Missouri Compromise, an agreement between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions, was a federal statute passed into law in the United States in 1820. It prohibited slavery in what was the Louisiana Territory north of ... More »

The Missouri Compromise occurred in 1820. Brokered by Henry Clay, this agreement admitted Maine to the United States as a free state and allowed Missouri to enter as a slave state but banned slavery in all other parts of... More »

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The Missouri Compromise was an act designed to create a compromise in the increasingly divisive U.S. Senate, but it eventually led to more tension about slavery and was a contributing factor in the American Civil War. Th... More »