Since 1890, there have always been seven Missouri Supreme Court judges, which is the standard number of judges for the state and federal Supreme Court. Only the chief justice is referred to as a justice, and the other me... More » Government & Politics Law

The Missouri Compromise, an agreement between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions, was a federal statute passed into law in the United States in 1820. It prohibited slavery in what was the Louisiana Territory north of ... More » History Modern History US History

The impact of the Missouri Compromise was that it maintained the balance of slavery and anti-slavery states and postponed the eruption of the Civil War. It was also the first time Congress became involved in the regulati... More » History Modern History US History
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