To keep the peace, Congress orchestrated a twopart compromise, granting Missouris request but also admitting Maine as a free state It also passed an amendment that drew an imaginary line across the former Louisiana Territory,. First and foremost, as shown on the map, Crittenden restored the Missouri Compromise line that had been nullified in 1854 by the KansasNebraska Act By reintroducing this line, and extending it west to the California border, Crittenden. Ever notice the borders on a map of the United States Coincidentally, this put Missouri, a slave state, technically below the 3630" line, above which slavery would hence be forbidden under the Missouri Compromise Missouri thus. On this day in 1820, President James Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise, a measure to keep the number of The bill barred slavery in territories north of a line drawn at Missouris southern boundary, latitude 36 degrees and 30. The Missouri Compromise was an agreement in 1820 that attempted to split The rest would be slave states, south of that line, and including Missouri, which was mostly north of the line It was one of the early steps in trying to keep the. Southern California would have been eligible to constitute itself as a slave state on the basis of the 36&17630 line of latitude established by the Missouri Compromise, in which slavery was permitted south of that line Once California was. The settlement of these areas once again raised the issue of slavery A law passed in 1820, called the Missouri Compromise, extended a line across the map of the United States Slavery was legal in areas south of the line. Moore, who brandished a revolver during a rally on the eve of the runoff, has. Imagine if you looked at a map of Oklahoma and saw a smaller and lawmakers used the 37 degrees latitude instead of the 36 degrees 30 minutes line of the Missouri Compromise This decision was made to keep from dividing the. COLUMBIA A large map of the eastern half of the United States hangs at the Boone County Historical Societys new Civil War exhibit, dotted with red and blue thumb You are the owner of this article Edit Article Add New Article Sign Up.