What role did the process of compromise play in the disputes about slavery?
The role the process of compromise play in the disputes about slavery is that it made both sides (people who were against slavery and people who were supporting slavery) have an agreement with each other that helped keep the peace for a few decades. The Missouri Compromise was a compromise that helped keep the peace between northern and southern states. It balanced the power between slave states and free states. The Missouri Compromise stated that Missouri was a slave state and that Maine was a free state. It made most of the northern states free states and most of the southern states slave states. After about three decades, the Supreme Court decided that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. The Missouri Compromise was then repealed.