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The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
This law also prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36° 30´ latitude line, with the exception of Missouri.

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The Missouri Compromise is the title generally attached to the legislation passed by the 16th United States Congress on May 8, 1820. The measures provided ...

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Find out more about the history of Missouri Compromise, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

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In an effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a ...

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Missouri Compromise summary: The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was an effort by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to maintain a balance of ...

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Missouri Compromise: (1820), in U.S. history, measure worked out between the North and the South and passed by the U.S. Congress that allowed for ...

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Click here for the text of this historical document. The 1819 application for statehood by the Missouri Territory sparked a bitter debate in Congress over the issue ...

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Most white Americans agreed that western expansion was crucial to the health of the nation. But what should be done about slavery in the West?

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Agreement put forward by Henry Clay that allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state and Maine to enter the Union as a free state. The Compromise ...

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An Act to authorize the people of the Missouri territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal  ...