Two hundred years ago, on March 6, 1820, President James Monroe signed into law legislation referred to as the Missouri Compromise, which prohibited slavery in the northern parts of the Louisiana Territory and allowed it in the southern parts. Under the Missouri Compromise Act, Missouri was admitted to the Union as a slave state and Maine was admitted as a free state.
The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the Missouri Compromise, its repeal in 1854 and its significance in the growing contentiousness over the issue of slavery that eventually led to the Civil War.
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