- Compare Kansas-Nebraska Act.
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How to use Missouri Compromise in a sentence
Clay engineered the morally indefensible Missouri Compromise.
President Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise expressing his approval of this bill.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Thus began the agitation which led to the abrogation of the Missouri Compromise.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
In the first sortie the south got the Missouri Compromise repealed.The Brothers' War | John Calvin Reed
Missouri Compromise, and rise therefrom of geographical parties.The Brothers' War | John Calvin Reed
The proposed admission of California was not affected by the Missouri Compromise.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century | Charles Morris
Cultural definitions for Missouri Compromise
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.
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