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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1820

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1819
1821
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1820
The Missouri Compromise: Maine is admitted as a free state, Missouri as a slave state (1821), and slavery is prohibited in the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase territory north of 3630' (southern boundary of Missouri).

James Monroe is re-elected President.

African-American population reaches 1.77 million; total U.S. population is 9.6 million.

Expansion of New England textile mills.

U.S. Army forbids enlistment of black or mulatto soldiers.

Growth of female moral-reform societies begins.
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