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U.S. Hist.
an act of Congress (1820) by which Missouri was admitted as a slave state, Maine as a free state, and slavery was prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase north of latitude 36°30´N, except for Missouri. Cf. Kansas-Nebraska Act.

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