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What is the Missouri Compromise? Missouri Compromise was a compromise to defuse political tensions stemming from Missouri request to be admitted as a state.
What was the problem with the Missouri Compromise? it would upset the balance of free and slave states
Who devised the Missouri Compromise? Henry Clay
What was the Missouri compromise? The compromise was that Missouri would remain a slave state, and Maine would be a free state
Why was there a conflict about slavery? After the Mexican War, lands gained by were neither slave or free states, and the people didn't know how to decide.
_____ line separated free and slave states the 36 degrees, 30 minutes North line
Why were many southerners critical of the Missouri Compromise? It established the principle that Congress could make laws regarding slavery
Why were many Northerners critical of the Missouri Compromise? They condemned it for acquiescing the expansion of slavery
The Missouri Compromise was repealed by the ________ Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
What was the significance of the Kansas-Nebraska Act? It left the choice of slavery to the local state government in Kansas and Nebraska
In the _______ case, the supreme court declared the Missouri compromise unconstitutional? Dred Scott
Why did the supreme court find the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional? It found that Congress was prohibited from depriving individuals of private property without due process by the Fifth Amendment

What is the Missouri Compromise?

What was the problem with the Missouri Compromise?

Who devised the Missouri Compromise?

What was the Missouri compromise?

Why was there a conflict about slavery?

_____ line separated free and slave states

Why were many southerners critical of the Missouri Compromise?

Why were many Northerners critical of the Missouri Compromise?

The Missouri Compromise was repealed by the ________

What was the significance of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

In the _______ case, the supreme court declared the Missouri compromise unconstitutional?

Why did the supreme court find the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional?

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