Missouri Compromise • The Missouri Crisis • In 1819 Missouri applied for statehood; wanted to enter as a slave state • The north rejected Missouri's request because they feared it would upset the balance between slave and free states in Congress • The north wanted to make future states in the Louisiana Territory free, while the south wanted to allow slavery. Missouri Slave State SLAVE AUCTION
Missouri Compromise • Missouri Compromise of 1820 (Henry Clay) 1.Divided the Louisiana Territory at the 36˚ 30’ N latitude • Anything north (excluding Missouri) would be free territory • Anything south would be a future slave state 2. Maine (free state) was created out of Massachusetts to balance the power between slave and free states in Congress.
Missouri Compromise • Results: • Showed a sharp division between North (Free States) and South (Slave States) • Showed that as the nation added territory, there would be intense debate about whether new territory should be admitted as free or slave.
Before You Leave…. • Do you think the Missouri Compromise was an example of the Era of Good Feelings or was it an example of the end of the Era of Good Feelings? Explain your position