Missouri Compromise Case Study

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The Missouri Compromise included 3 provision the first one was Maine was admitted as a free state. The Second provision was that Missouri was admitted as a slave state, and the third provision was slavery would not be allowed in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase north of the 36 30 line. Thomas Jefferson referred to the Missouri Compromise as a " firebell in the night" because slavery excluded from the territories north of 36º30'. Jefferson was worried that slavery in Missouri, and disagreements over states' rights and other volatile issues would lead to civil war. Jefferson disapproved deeply of slavery, but more strongly disapproved of any action on the part of Congress that exceeded constitutional authority, he felt slavery would die a natural

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