SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1036: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1036

3. The Missouri Compromise (1820) provided for all of the following EXCEPT

A. the extension of slavery into the Northwest Territory.
B. for Missouri's entrance into the Union as a slave state.
C. for Maine's entrance into the Union as a free state.
D. that there was to be no slavery north of the 36° 30' north latitude line.
E. that slavery was to be permitted south of the 36° 30' north latitude line.

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

The Missouri Compromise did not extend the practice of slavery into the Northwest Territory. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 had barred slavery from that territory. The Missouri Compromise dealt with the admission of Maine and Missouri into the Union, with Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. It also banned slavery from the area of the Louisiana Purchase north of the 36° 30' north latitude line.

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