Causes of the Missouri Compromise?


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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The Slave vs. Free State debate. Missouri wanted to enter the union as a slave state, but naturally the Northerners, who opposed slavery, didn't want those who supported slavery to
Missouri Compromise Cause: the northern states wanted to limit
Henry Clay wrote the Missouri Compromise, guiding Congress through the compromise as Speaker of the House, which let Missouri into the union as a slave state.
D: Wanting to maintain a balance of free and slave states. The compromise was that Missouri would be admitted as a slave state but Maine would be admitted as a free state to maintain
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