Missouri Compromise

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Noun1.Missouri Compromise - an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territoriesMissouri Compromise - an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
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Hall, an attorney, independent scholar, and writer, integrates the story of the Missouri Compromise with the biography of Jesse Burgess Thomas (1777-1853), who was a junior senator from Illinois during the Missouri controversy over the issue of slavery in the newly acquired lands of the Louisiana Purchase and handled the negotiations that led to the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
Halfway to everything, neither truly North nor South, and neither East nor West, this state best illustrated its political and geographic ambivalence through the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
This spring marks the 160th anniversary of the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and opened the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, previously closed to slavery, to the possibility that those territories and states evolving from them could be slave.
Until the 1850's, with the important exceptions of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the admittance of Texas into the Union in 1845, the central issue dividing the country was the tariff.
In the spirit of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Microsoft has tried to achieve a balance of power between ease of use and the access to the internal workings that developers and power users require.

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