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The Missouri Compromise Significance

What compromises over slavery did members of Congress make to settle the Missouri crisis? Who do you believe benefitted most from the agreement? Did this agreement make things better or worse in the end?

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MAIN TOPIC(S):

- The "Missouri Compromise"

KEY SUB-TOPICS:

- Slavery
- Louisiana Purchase
- Geographical territory and state admittance into the Union of United States
- Union balance between "Free" and "Slave" states
- Kansas-Nebraska Act
- Executive Branch and Congressional Authority
- Supreme Court Rulings and Authority

THE QUESTIONS:

- What compromises over slavery did members of Congress make to settle the Missouri crisis?

- Who do you believe benefitted most from the agreement?

- Did this agreement make things better or worse in the end?

WHERE TO GO TO DO YOUR RESEARCH:

--- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Missouri.html

--- OURDOCUMENTS.GOV
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=22

--- HISTORY.COM (not the best academic resource...but still ...

Solution Summary

What is the significance of the Missouri Compromise...who benefited from the agreement...and do this legislation makes things better or worse in the end regarding the institution of slavery and the unity of the United States overall?

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