The missouri compromise

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The Missouri Compromise of 1820

Was an agreement passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery inthe western territories.

Why?

| |The slave trade had been outlawed in 1808 under a provision of the constitutional compromise, an illicit |
| |tradein slaves continued. |
| |Because the last compromise was agains the admission of new states in theWest to the Union and whether |
| |they would be free or slave states. |
| |Slavesneeded a congressional representation for being counted as part of the total population in those |
|Political Reasons |states|
| |Each state had the right to disobey any federal law if the state believed that the law would harm its |
| |interests. Itbecame known as the “states' rights doctrine.” John Calhoun |
| |They (north) were in pro of a wage-payed round in the southerner states to pay thelabor of each slave. |
| |What I told you about growing new lands (cotton sent to England). So if you have more land, you need more|
| |slaves to plant, itmeans new slave states. |
| |Also because Northerners didn’t have slaves working in their lanas and they didn’t wantto compete |
|Economic |against the southerners by land because they have enough slaves to do their work for them |
|Reasons |Southerners needed to...
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