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Missouri Becomes the 24th State and a Slave State

On this day in 1821, Missouri enters the Union as the 24th state, and the first located entirely west of the Mississippi River. Statehood came…

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Politics at its Worst

On this day in 1856, the caning of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner (R-MA) is administered on the floor of the United States Senate at the…

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