A great READING resource with QUESTIONS and ANSWER KEY included! It focuses on the topic of Missouri Compromise.
Included are 1 page reading, 1 page question sheet and 1 page answer key! Perfect for homework assignments, classwork or reading for test review! Can be used for both middle and high school level.
The reading introduces the term Missouri Compromise by defining "compromise" and explaining how it resolved the issue of admitting Missouri as a slave state. There is a visual time frame provided to show students when it was signed into effect. Most importantly, it explains how Missouri upset the balance of free and slave states. For instance, it affected state representation in the Senate and House of Representatives. It also mentioned how it would complicate the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 which outlawed slavery in northwestern territories. There is also a section that introduces the Tallmadge Amendment and lists the conditions proposed by James Tallmadge. This section will later be compared with the list of terms from the Missouri Compromise proposed by Henry Clay. This includes how Missouri would be admitted as a slave state, Maine as a free state and how territories of Louisiana Purchase north of latitude 36'30 prohibited slavery. Lastly, there is a section on the significance and effects of Missouri Compromise on American domestic policy. It will mention how the compromise became one of the driving forces for the Civil War and raised attention about state rights. It briefly mentions about the Compromise of 1850 and how the Kansas-Nebraska Act ultimately overturned the conditions of the Missouri Compromise.
Some vocabulary words and key terms that are included in this reading are compromise, Union, slavery, Senate, House of Representatives, Northwest Ordinance, James Tallmadge, Tallmadge Amendment, importation, gradual emancipation, Henry Clay, Maine, latitude 36'30, President James Monroe, Great Compromise, Civil War, precedent, Fugitive Slave Law, Compromise of 1850, sovereignty and the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
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