The Declaration of Independence and Missouri Statehood Debates Over Slavery

July 2, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On August 10, 1821, Missouri became the 24th state. This year, as we celebrate Independence Day and the bicentennial of Missouri statehood, we reflect on the political debates that shaped our past. Missouri statehood hinged on a compromise over slavery, which prohibited northern states from eradicating the expansion of slavery into Western territories while also introducing legislation that prohibited slavery north of the 36°30′ parallel. Join us for a panel discussion on the Declaration of Independence and Missouri statehood.

Free and open to all, pre-registration required.

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