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LC Subject Heading: Slavery

Historical Items

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Item 36594

White Church, Biddeford, ca. 1894

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1894 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 102203

Prentiss Mellen to William King regarding the Missouri Compromise, Washington, DC, 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1820-01-25 Location: Washington; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7345

Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Augusta; Hallowell; St. Marks Media: Ink on paper

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Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Statehood and the Missouri Compromise

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Using primary sources, students will explore the arguments for and against Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise, and the far-reaching implications of Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise such as the preservation and spread of slavery in the United States. Students will gather evidence and arguments to debate the statement: The Missouri Compromise was deeply flawed and ultimately did more harm to the Union than good.