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SS878

Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, and Kanss-Nebraska Act

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What problem led to the Missouri Compromise? Missouri wanted to enter the United States as a slave state. This would have upset the balance between free and slave states in the U. S. Senate
What year was the Missouri Compromise? 1820
What state was admitted as a slave state in the Missouri Compromise? Missouri
What state was admitted to the Union as a free state in the Missouri Compromise? Maine
Who was the primary author of the Missouri Compromise? Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky
Who is the "Great Compromiser?" Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky
What line of latitude separated free and slave states in the Missouri Compromise? 36 degrees 30 minutes North
36 degrees 30 minutes is the southern boundary of what state? Missouri
What problem precipitated the Compromise of 1850? California wanted to be admitted to the United States as a free state. No slave territory was ready to come into the Union a slave state. This meant there would be an imbalance between free and slave states in the Senate.
In the Compromise of 1850 what state entered the United States as a free state? California
In the Compromise of 1850 the Mexican Cession was divided into what two territories? Utah and New Mexico
How were the Utah Territory and New Mexico Territory to determine if they would allow slavery, or not? popular sovereignty
What is popular sovereignty? Residents vote and majority rules
What is a majority? One vote over half (Example --100 people vote--51 votes is one vote over half)
Who was the main author of the Compromise of 1850? Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky
In what year was the Kansas-Nebraska Act? 1854
Who was the main author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act? Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois
How would people living in the Kansas and Nebraska Territories determine if they would be free or slave according to the Kansas-Nebraska Act? Popular sovereignty
The Kansas-Nebraska Act would replace what earlier Congressional action? Missouri Compromise
Due to the Compromise of 1850 Congress passed what law, further restricting slaves? Fugitive Slave Law
What were the terms of the Fugitive Slave Law? Slaves who had run away to Northern States would be returned to their owners in the South.
In the Compromise of 1850, what U. S. city could no longer allow the buying and selling of slaves? Washington, D. C.
After the Compromise of 1850 was slavery allowed in Washington, D.C.? yes
What is the capital of the United States? Washington, D. C.
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