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The Missouri Compromise


The Missouri Compromise saw the addition of two new states to the United States and served as a critical legislation in the relations between the slave states and the free states. Many things lead up to it and came from it and the historical significance is important. The Missouri Compromise saw the laws regarding legal slavery be clearly set and it set the precedent for future Civil War relations. 

The two states added from The Missouri Compromise were Maine and Missouri. with the former being added as a free state, and the latter being added as a slave state. The addition set the geographic line in the united states that divided the country into free states and slave states (History)

The southern slave states viewed this as a dangerous precedent that was set by the government, they thought it gave too much control to what the government could do in terms of controlling slavery and its expansion.