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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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In the years leading up to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, tensions began to rise between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions within the U.S. Congress and ...

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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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Dec 9, 2016 ... Missouri Compromise, (1820), in U.S. history, measure worked out between the North and the South and passed by the U.S. Congress that ...

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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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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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Citation: Conference committee report on the Missouri Compromise, March 1, 1820; Joint Committee of Conference on the Missouri Bill, 03/01/1820-03/06/ 1820; ...

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The Missouri Compromise, 1820-1821. LOADING. 100%. Population in 1820. Order of admission to statehood: Land area of state in square miles: Total: Male:.

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By 1818, Missouri Territory had gained sufficient population to warrant its ... Missouri Compromise, 1820–21, measures passed by the U.S. Congress to end the ...