The missouri compromise 7

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The missouri compromise 7

  1. 1. The Missouri Compromise
  2. 2. Thomas Jefferson: “The Missouri question…is the most portentous one which ever yet threatened our Union.“
  3. 3. 1820 Missouri asked to enter the Union as a slave state.
  4. 4. James Tallmadge proposed a constitutional amendment to ban slavery in Missouri.
  5. 5. The Southerner wouldn‘t agree to that Senator Jesse Thomas introduced an amendment to forbid slavery north of 36° 30’ – except in Missouri.
  6. 6. The Solution 1. Maine was carved from Massachusetts and made into a free state. That kept the balance of free and slave states. 2. Missouri was admitted as a slave state. 3. The Compromise restricted slavery to territories south of the latitude 36°30‘ north.
  7. 7. James Monroe
  8. 8. James Monroe supported the Missouri Compromise because he valued the integrity of the Union and did not want it to come apart.
  9. 9. The Missouri Compromise lasted for 34 years.

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