The Missouri Compromise

Rebecca Page
History 201-I01
Professor Cox
Oct 28[th], 2018

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Throughout American history, the United States has engaged itself in almost endless political and moral conflict. This was especially true at the dawn of the 19[th] century. The Union was being torn apart by a moral and ethical issue: slavery. This issue would challenge the shape of politics at the time in the most atrocious of manners, eventually leading to the Missouri Compromise of 1820. From this agreement, the geography of the nation would be formed by political divide and compromises that would lead to division. The Missouri Compromise would set the foundation for antebellum expansionism for the south and ...

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that separated cotton seeds from individual fibers, meant that southern slaves would have to ramp up production. This especially irritated northern abolitionists that not only wanted to see southern slaves working under more desirable conditions, but to see them freed and compensated for their labor. The politics deriving from this issue had Americans from all walks of life pinning themselves against each other. This problem came to the head with the question of admitting Missouri and Maine two states on opposite sides of the country.
Both Missouri and Maine had applied for admission into the Union. Both submitted their respective constitutions to Congress for approval. The Senate had first say into what was to happen to Maine and Missouri. They decided to combine the issue into one bill. The initial compromise was that Maine would be allowed to join the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state if southern states can continue to pursue slave interests below the 30, 36 ...

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