Activities for Lesson 1

Take a blank map of the United States. Make a color key. Color the map according to the following regions in the Missouri Compromise of 1820:

Free States
Free Territory
Slave States
Slave Territory
Unorganized Territory

Answer these questions:

  1. What was the purpose of the Missouri Compromise?
  2. What were the three main parts of the Compromise of 1850?
  3. What two states were admitted to the Union as part of the Missouri Compromise?
  4. Where did the Missouri Compromise "imagery line" run?
  5. Why did new problems about the spread of slavery come up after the Missouri Compromise?

Answer Key -- 

http://www.uoregon.edu/~atlas/america/interactive/map18.html

http://www.uoregon.edu/~atlas/america/interactive/map19.html

http://www.uoregon.edu/~atlas/america/interactive/map20.html

 

 

 

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