It was another argument over slavery
What was the Missouri compromise?
It allowed each state and territory to decide weather they allowed slavery or not
What did it do?
To maintain the number of free and slave states
Why was the Missouri compromise made?
In 1818 Missouri applied to become a free state, when they did this slavery was legal in Missouri and they wanted to make it illegal
What is the story behind the Missouri compromise?
Maine also applied and Abe Lincoln said that Maine could become free because it was farther south
What happened after Missouri applied?