All About The Missouri Compromise
By: Shannon Davis
What's the Missouri Compromise?
The Missouri Compromise was an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late in 1819 for admission as a state for which slavery would be permitted.
How it Helped Cause The Civil War?
The Missouri Compromise caused the North and South to be divided, almost as two different countries.
It was the first sign that led to The Civil War. In 1819 Missouri Territory was being considered for admission in the U.S.
Why was this important?
It's important because after all of the discussions it admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. However, this compromise was the biggest cause for starting violence in the Civil War.