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    REPORT ON MISSOURI GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Missouri has had four constitutions: 1820, prior to statehood; 1865 and 1875, in the aftermath of the Civil War; and 1945. Amendments to the constitution may be proposed by a majority of the legislature or by petition signed by 8% of the voters in two-thirds of the state's congressional districts. Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority of the voters in a statewide election. A constitutional convention must be called every 20 years to

  • The Missouri Compromise

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    The Missouri Compromise A compromise is when two or more parties in disagreement reach an agreement that does not give all sides exactly what they want, but enough of what they want so that they can be happy. Compromise is the best possible solution to a conflict however it does not always work. One needs only to look at situations such as the Bosnia-Herzegovina to see that. During the events prior to the American Civil War, many different compromises were made in an attempt to impede the growing

  • missouri compromise

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    Ordinance of 1787 outlawed slavery of the current territory of the United States, but after the purchase of the Louisiana Territory and the settlement to come, the question of slavery was once again forced into the political arena of our country.1 The Missouri Compromise would be an effort to once again silence this issue. The articulate speeches of the 16th congress both north and south showed the strong positions held by each side. The defense of slavery in the 1790 – 1820 period may be characterized

  • Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri

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    Warsaw, Missouri holds the record for both the coldest and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Missouri ("Missouri Facts and Trivia"). The temperate deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the

  • Missouri Compromise

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    Missouri Compromise In 1819, the territory of Missouri applied for statehood. It was the first new state to be taken from the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. The issue of Missouri attempting to become a state sparked much debate and controversy. The debate in Congress was mainly about sectional power and not whether slavery was right or wrong. The people from the North disagreed with the added representation in Congress and in the Electoral College. Since Missouri would be a slave

  • The 1820 Missouri Compromise

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    The 1820 Missouri Compromise Slavery and the Civil War Research Task- Describe the role of the 1820 Missouri Compromise in the campaign against slavery! The 1820 Missouri Compromise played a large role in the campaign against slavery. In 1819 Missouri became a statehood and congress considered framing a state constitution, with this a representative attempted to add a anti-slavery legislation with it. This is what started the process of the campaign against slavery. Henry

  • Missouri Rejects the Vision of Joseph Smith

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    The great state of Missouri doesn’t exactly have the most welcoming of reputations, or at least in the 1830’s it didn’t. The newest state in the union at the time, Missouri was attracting settlers of all types. As Missourians established themselves and acquired land, another sizeable group was moving in. Members of the Church of Mormon has been told by their prophet that land in northwestern Missouri had been marked by God as a New Jerusalem for their faith. Naturally, this led to some tension

  • The Spanish Influenza in Missouri

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    The Spanish Influenza in Missouri Reports of the Spanish Influenza continue to bombard us from St. Louis, Missouri, as inhabitants of that fine city take many precautions to safeguard themselves and their families against this incendiary malady currently sweeping our great nation. At a time of war when our country needs our strength the most it is important that we fight this Influenza head on, taking whatever actions necessary to eradicate it from our fine shores. Let us take a page from St

  • Poor Earthquake Planning in Missouri

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    Over the past two decades officials in many states including Missouri had warned us that an enormous earthquake would strike the central United States in the near future. They provided insight and called for preventative steps to avoid massive devastation which in turn would save many lives. However, a recent article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch identifies how the state of Missouri and even our own city of St. Louis are far from being ready to encounter such a castatrophy. I deemed this very

  • The Missouri Supreme Court Case: Dred Scott And The Missouri Supreme Court

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    territories, denied the legality of black citizenship, and declared the Missouri Compromise of 1820 unconstitutional. The Supreme Court case, DRED SCOTT VS. SANDFORD reached the Supreme Court in 1857 after the Missouri Supreme Court against Scott in 1852. Scott’s next step was to take his case out of the state judicial system and into the federal judicial system. After going through the U.S Circuit Court for the District of Missouri it was finally heard by the Supreme Court. A case primarily fought for