The Missouri Compromise Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is an 8 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 17 questions based on an online video tutorial and an article from the history.com website.
Students will first be asked to watch a YouTube video which will provide a well detailed analysis of the Missouri Compromise. The balance of power in the Union, 11 free states vs. 11 slave states, and how the entrance of Missouri disrupts this is the key learning concept. The deadlock and sectionalism created by the Tallmadge Amendment and how the South saw this as an attack on its way of life is also examined. Congressman Henry Clay is also discussed since he was the leading force behind the Missouri Compromise. After the video, students are directed to the history.com website where the details of the Missouri Compromise are also presented. The admittance of Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state and the brief political calm that is the result is the key focus. Students will also be introduced to the the eventual Kansas-Nebraska Act which repeals the Missouri Compromise.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.