Prior to the Missouri compromise, was Missouri or Maine occupies or owned by any country? ?
- tham153Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Maine was part of the USA from its beginning, but part of Massachusetts until the Missouri Compromise brought it in as a free state to balance Missouri as a slave state.
The land that included Missouri was purchased from France in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Not so long previously, the middle third of what became the whole USA was owned by France. It was sold to the USA in the 'Louisiana Purchase'. Even the name is French, because it relates to all those kings of France called 'Louis'. What is now Missouri was in the middle of that territory.