The ten years following the Missouri Compromise were unpromising for the cause of the slave.
I go against the repeal of the Missouri Compromise; did they ever go for it?
He then takes up the Missouri Compromise with some detail, giving almost verbatim the proceedings of Congress relative thereto.
The conclusion of all is, that we must restore the Missouri Compromise.
The repeal of the Missouri Compromise is referred to, hinted at, as the principal cause.
The Missouri Compromise had laid it asleep, it was hoped, forever.
The danger was imminent at the time of the Missouri agitation of 1820-21, but was temporarily averted by the Missouri Compromise.
It was therefore free soil by virtue of the Missouri Compromise.
When he died the free-trade tariff of 1844 was the law of the land, and within two years the Missouri Compromise was repealed.
The Missouri Compromise had never been passed upon by the court.
A settlement of a dispute between slave and free states, contained in several laws passed during 1820 and 1821. Northern legislators had tried to prohibit slavery in Missouri, which was then applying for statehood. The Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state, and prohibited slavery in territory that later became Kansas and Nebraska. In 1857, in the Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court declared the compromise unconstitutional.