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Slavery boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : Slavery vs Conquest of the West

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How the non-extension of slavery in the Northwest was guaranteed by the Missouri Compromise and how this was repealed to allow the conquest of the West.

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  The Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which provided for the settlement and subsequent political organization of the territories lying Northwest of the Ohio river, explicitly foresaw the non-extension of slavery to the new territories. But the Louisiana Purchase added yet new territories, many lying in the South and already having slaveholding antecedents. 

The Missouri Compromise devised in 1821 that slavery be banned from the territories of the Louisiana purchase lying North of the 36 30 parallel, after Missouri was


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