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The Missouri Compromise Mr. Sandford AP American History
By 1818, the Missouri Territory had enough population to apply for statehood. Slave State? The bill was sent to the House of Rep. and the Tallmadge Amendment was added. It changed the States Constitution. It outlawed the transportation of slaves into the new area. It also set out to emancipate slaves born in the Missouri Territory. A large debate erupted, highlighting the sectional differences across the country
Opponents to the Amendment, mainly southerners who saw their way of life under attack, argued that the states should create their Constitutions, not the Federal Government. In Jan, 1920, Maine was close to statehood, the number of people was a little lacking. The thought arose that if Maine and Missouri were paired together, then equality would be maintained.
THE KEY TO ALL THE COMPROMISES BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR WAS EQUALITY
SIGNIFICANCE The Compromise made the Southern Legislators realize that they were the minority political group within the Union. The South only had the about 40% of the seats in the House of Representatives. The Senate is were they would make their stand.