Document for March 6th:
Conference committee report on the Missouri Compromise, March 1, 1820
Approved on March 6, 1820, this legislation admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state at the same time, so as not to upset the balance between slave and free states in the nation. It also outlawed slavery above the 36º 30´ latitude line in the remainder of the Louisiana Territory.
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