Causes of the Missouri Compromise?

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The Missouri compromise was based on the slavery issue . The Louisiana purchase doubled the U.S. and much of the land was good for growing cotton. But slaves were needed to cultivate cotton. Much of the U.S. north was anti-slavery and wanted Missouri to be accepted into the union as a non-slave state. Disagreement flourished. To solve the issue without war, it was agreed as a compromise that Missouri would be a slave state but Maine would no longer be a slave state.
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