Northwest Ordinance 1789 and Missouri Compromise 1820


The Northwest Ordinance of 1789 was a fight by Congress  to stop slavery.  The law set up how the territories could make new States and forbade slavery in the federal territories.

In 1820 the Missouri Compromise was passed by the Democratic Congress.  This allowed slavery in close to half of the federal territories, the opposite of what the Northwest Ordinance stated.  This is where Congress started promoting slavery.  Click on MISSOURI to read a little more about this

from American History in Black and White by David Barton pages 13 and 17.

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Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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