Running head: THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE
The Missouri Compromise
THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE
As the United States of America was being formed, slavery came out as a
controversial issue among the white Americans. This was the case in spite that inclusive
voting rights for white individuals and the rights of Native Americans were also public issues
that had to be resolved. When Missouri sought to become part of the union Congress in 1819,
there were 22 states in the union, whereby eleven of them were pro-slavery whilst the other
eleven were against slavery (Waugh, 2018). Missouri’s entrance into the threatened the parity
of the union congress by favoring pro-slave states.
Consequently, various scholars assert that the Missouri Compromise played a huge
role in steering the US into a civil war forty two years later (Baume, 2017; Waugh, 2018).
Contextually, this paper will explore the significance of political compromise in democratic
countries as well as discuss its advantages and disadvantages. In general, the paper seeks to
determine whether the statement, “the problem with compromises i...
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