Congressional debate and US public opinion about developments Missouri compromise 1819-1820 Analytical study on the difference between the Northern and Southern states


Since the inception of the United States of America in 1787, there have been many political and economic differences between the northern and southern states, which were often considered by the constitution as internal state issues, over which the jurisdictions were given to the respective states. Slavery was one of the key differences which did not take long to have become the hottest topic in the US internal affairs. Missouri Crisis is considered one of the turning points in the US domestic affairs, as it represented the first serious challenge for the Congress to deal with the key issues not addressed by the constitution and to enact legislations that maintained civil peace and protect the rights of all states. This crisis sparked the first division between the northern and southern states inside and outside the congress; the division that eventually lead to the secession of the south and the outbreak of the civil war in 1861.