Missouri Territory grew in population and
applied for statehood in 1819.
James Tallmadge proposed a bill to ban
There were 22 states. 11 free states and 11
3. The Compromise
In 1820 Maine applied for statehood.
Henry Clay proposed a bill to make
Missouri a slave state and Maine a free
state in March of 1820.
36° 30 line.
This was all combined into one bill in the
Missouri finally became a state in 1821.