Missouri Compromise

Regional Differences Increase

  • US had equal number of slave and free states until Missouri qpplied for statehood
  • BIG controversy


  • Missouri Compromise

o   Henry Clay

o   Maine enters as free and Missouri enters as slave

o   Line drawn from SW Missouri to western boundary of the US

o   Territories south of the line- slave

o   North of the line- free

                                                • Except Missouri


South felt threatened

  • 1822 slave revolt planned by Denmark Vesey in Charleston
  • South felt their safety threatened