Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820


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After which event is the nation represented in this map?

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1. What was significant about the 36°30' line across the map?

2. How did Henry Clay's view of Missouri differ from that of Thomas Jefferson's in the early 1820s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be tested on the shape of the nation in the 1800s and Henry Clay's role in the Missouri Compromise. As soon as you finish answering the questions, your quiz will be automatically scored.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • 36°30' and its significance
  • How new states entered the Union in the mid-1800s
  • Reasons for the expansion of the Old Southwest prior to 1820
  • Henry Clay's beliefs about Missouri

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Henry Clay's importance to the Missouri Compromise and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the creation of states in the mid-1800s in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of the Missouri Compromise

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reviewing the lesson titled Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the Missouri Compromise set a precedent for establishing new free and slave states
  • Know why Henry Clay developed the Missouri Compromise
  • Review Thomas Jefferson's reaction to the Missouri Compromise