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Learn About the Missouri Compromise

By January 25, 2014

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Henry Clay, Creator of the Missouri Compromise

The Missouri Compromise which was devised by Speaker of the House Henry Clay caused Thomas Jefferson much consternation as he foresaw upon its completion the downfall of the United States. Sectionalism was not destroyed with the compromise, only quieted for awhile. The abolition of slavery was a cause that would not be stopped and only through the Union victory in the Civil War would the issue finally be resolved.

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