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Missouri compromise

  1. 1.  This agreement with France enabled America to almost double in size  Included the land that eventually became Missouri
  2. 2.  In 1819, Missouri had a high enough population to justify statehood  Attempted to join as a slave state  The House of Representatives prevents this attempt with the Tallmadge amendment  This prohibited further slaves from entering Missouri  It also called for the emancipation of children born to slaves there
  3. 3.  Slaveholding southerners, pioneers, and northern Federalists were especially mad  Free states were gaining more and more power - they already had a majority in the House of Representatives – so the odds had to be evened for the slave states
  4. 4.  Henry Clay of Kentucky stepped in and came up with a bundle of three compromises to permit Missouri as a slave state  1. Missouri would enter as a slave state  2. Maine would break from Massachusetts and enter as a free state  3. Slavery was henceforth outlawed north of Missouri’s southern boundary (36°, 30’)
  5. 5.  Compromise of 1850 –  1. California was admitted as a free state  2. New Mexico and Utah were opened to popular sovereignty  3. Introduction of a strict Fugitive Slave Law
  6. 6.  Kansas-Nebraska Act –  Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois wanted to split the Territory of Nebraska  Missouri Compromise was totally thrown out when Kansas became a slave state
  7. 7.  The American Pageant - Information  thomaslegion.net – Slide 2 Pic  www2.moundsviewschools.org – Slide 4 Pic  jkhg.org – Slide 5 Pic  cyberlearning-world.com – Slide 6 Pic  libraries.wvu.edu – Slide 7 Pic  loc.gov – Slide 8 Pic

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