Missouri Compromise of 1820: Terms, Summary & Definition

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Which territorial addition sparked questions of how slavery would spread in the United States during the early 19th Century?

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1. Which state was added as a free state along with Missouri to balance its addition to the Union?

2. For how long did the Missouri Compromise govern westward expansion of the U.S.?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include concerns of slave states after early 19th century US territory gains and the political party that wished for the restoration of the Missouri Compromise.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • State added with Missouri to balance free and slave states
  • Period of years during which the Compromise governed westward expansion
  • Political party that wanted the Missouri Compromise restored

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the view of a political party in the 1850s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the congressional act that repealed the Compromise's 36°30' line

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Missouri Compromise of 1820: Terms, Summary & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe a measure introduced by Senator Stephen Douglas in 1854
  • Understand the process of passing the Missouri Compromise
  • Recognize the legacy of the Missouri Compromise
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