Lead: With the U.S. Senate in gridlock over the admission of Missouri to the union as a slave state, policy makers turned to Speaker of the House Henry Clay of Kentucky. He helped broker the Missouri Compromise, both of them.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Until 1819 the national balance between slave and free interests had been maintained by equal representation of the two sides in the United States Senate. Slave and free states had been admitted in alternating rotation. In 1817 Missouri petitioned for admission as a slave state, but an amendment passed in the House threatening to bring slavery to an end in that border state.

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