Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

What was the border between slave and free states west of the Missisippi River?

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  • atwil
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    1 decade ago
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    From 1820 until 1857 it was 36.5 degrees N, with the exception of Missouri which was a slave state. This line was fixed by Congress in the Missouri Compromise (1820) but was overturned by the Supreme Court in Scott v. Sanford (1857).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Rio Grande. The only state west of there was California.

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