What Was The Missouri Compromise

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The Missouri compromise was a compromise between Missouri and the government. When Missouri reached its quota it wanted to apply for statehood. Since 90% of the population in Missouri was slaves the government stepped in and objected. Congress first had to decide whether Missouri would come in as a slave state or a free state. To keep a balance in the congress, so a free state or a slave state would not be out numbered and have an advantage over one another. To decide whether Missouri would either be a free state or a slave state, the government brought in one more free state to keep the balance. The government also restricted Missouri with conditions In order to become a state. There were three compromises that Missouri had to accept in order
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