Jacqueline Jones Talks About The Missouri Compromise

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Chapter 11 The chapter 11 from the book Created Equal: a History of United States from Jacqueline Jones talks about the Missouri Compromise. In 1819 the United States consisted of twenty-two states. Slavery was legal in half of them. This move set off panic in both the North and South because a twenty-third state was bound to upset the delicate balance of senators between slave and Free states. The debate over the future of Missouri occupied Congress from December 1819 to March 1820. Missouri was just one of the territories west of the Mississippi had increased during this period. Through land grant and government financing of new methods of transportation, congress encouraged European American migrants to push their way west and south. In
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