SAT Subject US History Practice Question 115: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 115

6. Henry Clay's proposal that Maine enter the Union as a free state and Missouri enter as a slave state was called

A. the Maine Compromise
B. the Missouri Compromise
C. the Clay Compromise
D. Clay's Folly
E. the Know-Nothing Agreement

Correct Answer: B


Missouri's status as a slave/free state was the issue over which a compromise needed to be reached. Maine would never have been a slave state.

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