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Missouri Compromise

These sites are about the Missouri Compromise and its influence on the United States. Find out about Henry Clay and his role in this decision. Includes maps and some online quizzes. Includes a Missouri Heritage video about Missouri becoming a state, plus links to eThemes Resources on the Civil War.


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This lesson plan for teaching students about the Missouri Compromise includes activities, ideas for extending the lesson, and student resources.
Read about the compromise that drew an invisible line across the U.S. separating it into free and slave states. Click on the link at top to read more about the compromise.
This is an interactive map. Put your mouse on "Key" and see maps showing states before and after the Missouri Compromise.
A brief overview of the Missouri Compromise. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other ads, and sponsored links.
Scroll down to the "Civil War" heading and read about this state's role in the Missouri Compromise.
Read the article and learn about the effect the Missouri Compromise had on American history. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
Read about the history of this state that became part of the United States in 1821.
Listen to a podcast about Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise. Click on the "Listen" icon to hear the story. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
Take a virtual tour back to 1820. Read the essay and imagine the heated debate over the issue at that time.
If you were a congressman in 1820, what would you do to Missouri's application?
Missouri's controversy begins the origins of the sectional conflict. Read the events, visit the hyper link and learn the long-term and short-term effects on the country.
Learn about Missouri's place in Civil War history. Includes information about battles and slavery in Missouri. Includes general information about Civil War history, slavery, and President Lincoln. A WebQuest is included.

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