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

Missouri has had four Constitutions starting from 1820 and ending with the fourth and final Constitution in 1945. Missouri was recognized as a state on August 10, 1821 and was created from the Louisiana Territory that th... More » Government & Politics US Government
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