The Great Events By Famous Historians (volume 16)

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byCharles Francis Horne

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Excerpt: ... PASSAGE OF THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE AJ>. 1820 JAMES ALBERT WOODBURN A climax in the political endeavor to adjust questions concerning slavery in the United States was reached in 1820, and was temporarily met by the passage in Congress of the Missouri Compromise. This was an agreement between the proslavery and the antislavery members of Congress for admitting Missouri into the Union as a slave State, and prohibiting slavery forever north of the line of 360 30', the southern boundary of Missouri. The compromise continued in force until 1854, when it was repealed. As early as 1790 the Quaker Yearly Meeting in Pennsylvania presented a memorial asking Congress to remove the reproach of slavery from the land. The memorial was referred to a committee, upon whose report Congress resolved that the Federal Government was prohibited from interfering with the slave trade for domestic supply until 1808, although Congress could prevent such trade for foreign supply; that Congress could neither emancipate the slaves nor regulate their treatment in the States, since it remained with the States to regulate their own institutions. This constitutional limitation of the power of Congress in the premises was ever after generally admitted. In 1793 a fugitive-slave law was enacted by Congress, and its enforcement met with little opposition. By the Ordinance of 1787 slavery was prohibited in the Northwest Territory. Unsuccessful efforts were made in 1802 and afterward to secure the repeal of this restriction. By the terms of the Louisiana treaty, in 1803, the people living in Louisiana under French law were guaranteed all the rights of person and property which they enjoyed at the time of the transfer of the territory to the United States. The right to their property included the right to their slaves. ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Excerpt: ... PASSAGE OF THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE AJ>. 1820 JAMES ALBERT WOODBURN A climax in the political endeavor to adjust questions concerning slavery in the United...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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