SAT Subject US History Practice Question 293: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 293

4. The Missouri Compromise proposed that

A. the United States remain evenly balanced between slaveholding states and free states
B. slavery would be allowed only in territories and states south of the northern border of Missouri
C. the slave trade would end permanently, but slaveholding states would not have to change their status
D. all slaves would be emancipated, but would continue working on plantations for wages
E. plantation owners could keep their slaves but would sign legal agreements to treat them humanely

Correct Answer: A


The Missouri Compromise proposed admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state, maintaining the even balance.

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