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Purchase of Alaska
The purchase of Alaska in 1867 marked the end of Russian efforts to expand trade and settlements to the Pacific coast of North America, and became an important step in the United States rise as a great power in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mar 17, 2006, 11:39pm

Missouri Compromise, 1820
In 1820, Missouri was allowed to enter the Union as a slave state and Maine as a free state, thus keeping the balance of free and slave states equal in Congress. The remaining portion of Louisiana Purchase Territory north of the 3 30' line was deemed to be "forever free of slavery." This arrangement became known as the "Missouri Compromise" and is significant for its use as a legal argument in slave freedom suits.

Mar 17, 2006, 6:10pm

The Agreement of Secrecy
On November 9, 1775. the Continental Congress adopted an oath of secrecy.
Mar 17, 2006, 12:28pm


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