United States History

The Missouri Compromise stated all the following EXCEPT:

(A) Missouri would be admitted to the Union as a slaveholding state.
(B) Maine would be admitted to the Union as a free state.
(C) Slavery would be outlawed north of Missouri’s southern border, except in Missouri itself.
(D) No future state would be admitted to the Union as a slaveholding state.
(E) The balance of power in Congress would remain even, with 12 free states and 12 slaveholding states.
  1. Correct Answer: D

    Explanation:

    The Southern states never would have agreed to the idea that no future states would be slave states; the essence of the compromise was to try to maintain a balance of power that would satisfy those on both sides on the issue.

Test ID: 1566
Source: SAT Practice Test