missouri compromise :
- n 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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- An anniversary for the controversial Missouri Compromise
On March 3, 1820, Congress approved the Missouri compromise, a law that maintained a balance in the Senate between free and slave states. The pact only lasted 24 years, and its elimination was one of the contributing factors that led to the Civil War.
March 3, 2014 - National Constitution Center via Yahoo! News