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The Missouri Compromise Of 1820

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The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was an attempt by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late in 1819 for admission as a land in which slavery would be allowed. At the time, the United States contained twenty-two states, evenly divided between slave states and free states. (Missouri Compromise , 2016) The Compromise of 1850 was laws admitting California as a free state, creating Utah and New Mexico territories with the question of slavery in each to be determined by popular sovereignty, settling a Texas-New Mexico boundary dispute in the former’s favor, ending the slave trade in Washington, D.C. and making it easier for southerners to recover fugitive slaves. (Compromise of 1850, 2016) The Compromise of 1850 and the Missouri Compromise of 1820 had many similarities. Both attempted to balance the slave nations, added states into the Union, encouraged Sectionalism in the North and South, and they influenced the Civil War. Each sectional would affect the balance of power between the North and South greatly. Both the Compromise of 1850 and the Missouri Compromise of 1820 had many similarities, although alike in many ways one major conflict would be the path they each would bear upon the balance of force between the Northern States and Southern States.
Both the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850 would each try to balance the slave states and free states. In 1819, when Missouri requested admission to the
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