Missouri Compromise


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Missouri 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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In literature:

Missouri Compromise, the, 277.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
This rich country west and northwest of Missouri, consecrated to freedom by the Missouri Compromise, had been slowly filling with civilized men.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Douglas, Judge, and the Missouri compromise, III.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
He alone seems to have understood fully how much the South had sacrificed by the Missouri Compromise.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Suddenly, with the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, Douglas himself had opened a path for him.
"Stephen Arnold Douglas" by William Garrott Brown
I charge upon slavery, that the enforcement of the Missouri compromise was an aggression upon the North.
"Slavery: What it was, what it has done, what it intends to do" by Cydnor Bailey Tompkins
It resulted in the annexation, upon the compromise of extending the Missouri compromise line of 36 deg.
"The Relations of the Federal Government to Slavery" by Joseph Ketchum Edgerton
Finally Henry Clay succeeded in getting Congress to pass the Missouri Compromise.
"History Plays for the Grammar Grades" by Mary Ella Lyng
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Schoolboys knew all about the Missouri Compromise, the fugitive slave law, and States rights.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
It was with such an ally that the slave power undertook the task of repealing the Missouri Compromise.
"Charles Sumner Centenary" by Archibald H. Grimke
It rested for its validity on the act of Congress, the same, in my opinion, as the Missouri compromise line.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
The sequel was the repeal of the Missouri Compromise in the Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
In the United States, the Missouri Compromise Bill was passed and signed by Monroe, who was reelected to a second term in the Presidency.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Clay, Henry, advocates the Missouri Compromise, 22.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Still others proposed to divide the new territory by the Missouri Compromise line.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Part of it was about the Missouri Compromise and I didn't even know what it meant.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
Period of the Missouri Compromise (1819-1822).
"Fugitive Slaves" by Marion Gleason McDougall
He perceived clearly enough the motives of the South in repealing the Missouri Compromise.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
The Missouri Compromise left its mark on Missouri and St. Louis.
"Historic Towns of the Western States" by Various

In news:

Missouri lawmakers, protesters react to governor's dog-breeding compromise.
A Missouri Compromise Akin to Real Progress.