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Under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Maine was added as a free state.
Addition of States
Maine was originally apart of Massachusetts. This satisfied slave powers in congress
36* 30' Line
This line prohibited slavery from entering the northern states.
Senator Rufus King also argued whether or not a new states hould have slavery
Who was Involved
New York senator James Tallmadge proposed an amendment banning slavery.
Missouri was added as a slave state, even though it's above the 36* 30' line
To satisfy the south, slavery stayed below the line drawn across the Louisiana Purchase
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