By: Madison, Simone and Cassidy
The Missouri compromise was the sectional and political rivalry triggered by the request of Missouri.
Congress granted Missouri’s request, for the union to be a slave state. ( Which was in California) but they had Maine as a free state. Missouri wanted as a state in which slavery would be permitted. USA divided the states evenly in half between free and slaved. There were only 22 states at the time. If Missouri was a slave state it would no longer be evenly divided. It was significant because it reduced the tension between the north and the south.