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Missouri Compromise was a compromise to defuse political tensions stemming from Missouri request to be admitted as a state.
it would upset the balance of free and slave states
The compromise was that Missouri would remain a slave state, and Maine would be a free state
After the Mexican War, lands gained by were neither slave or free states, and the people didn't know how to decide.
the 36 degrees, 30 minutes North line
It established the principle that Congress could make laws regarding slavery
They condemned it for acquiescing the expansion of slavery
Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
It left the choice of slavery to the local state government in Kansas and Nebraska
It found that Congress was prohibited from depriving individuals of private property without due process by the Fifth Amendment