The Missouri Compromise: The Fire Of War

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The Missouri Compromise was definite attempt by the government to shove the issue out of view. By the time the Missouri Compromise was introduced, a few northern states were already in the process of abolishing slavery, as was England. The government was finally recognizing the cruelties of slavery but did not want to anger the southern plantation owners. Thus, they created the Missouri Compromise in order to ease their guilt and face the least contempt. The Missouri Compromise was only able to increase the brewing conflict of slavery between northern states and southern states. By registering Missouri as a slave state and drawing the line where slavery allowed in the the United States, the fire of war was kindled. The Missouri Compromise began
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