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The Missouri Compromise 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 in the
western territories. What year did it pass?
2) Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in the former
Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30' north except
within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
3) During the following session (1819-1820), the House passed a
similar bill with an amendment, introduced on January 26, 1820 by
Congressmen John W. Taylor, allowing Missouri into the union as a
slave state. John W. Taylor represented what state?
- New York
4) When did Missouri become the 24th state?
- August 10, 1820
- August 10, 1821
- August 10, 1822
- August 10, 1823
5) What state became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820?
6) Both houses agreed to the Compromise of
1820, and the measures were passed on March 5, 1820, and ratified
by the president on March 6, 1820. Who was the
president that signed the bill into law?
- President Andrew Jackson
- President James Madison
- President James Monroe
- President John Quincy Adams
7) The Congressional struggle was revived over
a clause in its new constitution (1820) requiring the exclusion of
"free negroes and mulattoes" from the state.
8) Through the influence of Henry Clay, an act
of admission was finally passed, upon the condition that the
exclusionary clause of the Missouri constitution should "never be
construed to authorize the passage of any law" impairing the
privileges and immunities of any U.S. citizen. What state
was Clay a Congressman from?
9) The provisions of the Missouri Compromise
forbidding slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the
parallel 36°30' north were effectively repealed by the
Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, despite efforts made to fight the Act
by prominent speakers, including Abraham Lincoln in his "Peoria
10) In 1857, the Supreme Court ruled that
Congress did not have authority to prohibit slavery in
territories, and that those provisions of the Missouri Compromise
were unconstitutional. It found that, under the admission act of
Missouri, blacks and mulattos did not qualify as citizens of the
United States. What was the Supreme Court Case?
- Dred Scott v. Sandford
- Irving v. Allen
- Malcom v. Congress
- Jefferson v. Hamilton