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US History Timeline 1790-1860

  • Delaware Statehood

    Delaware Statehood
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    George Washington Presidency

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In 1819 a courageous group of Northern congressmen and senators opened debate on the most divisive of antebellum political issues—slavery. The battle to prevent the spread of slavery was led by a forgotten Founding Father: the Federalist US senator from New York, Rufus King. The group lost. The Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30' N. except in Missouri, which was admitted to the Union as a slave state while Maine (until then part of Massachusetts) was admitted as a fre