Monday, September 27, 2010

Tallamadge Amendment

+submitted by James Tallamadge Jr.(from NY) in house of reps on Feb. 13, 1819
+supported balance of slave and free states
+ proposed to amend Missouri enabling legislation by forbidding the further introduction of slavery into Missouri and declaring that all children born of slave parents after the admission of the state should be free upon reaching the age of twenty-five.
+provoked congress
+house adopted the amendment but senate rejected it
+resolution to this was the missouri compromise

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