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February 8, 1820 William Tecumeh Sherman born, Lancaster, Ohio
March 1, 1820 Missouri Compromise moves out of conference committee and to the floor of the House and Senate for debate. Maine
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  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
March 3, 1820 Maine admitted to the U. S. as a free state, Missouri admitted to the U. S. as a slave state. Missouri
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  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
April 24, 1820 Land Act of 1820 abolishes subsidies paid to investors who purchased Western lands to reduce speculation, but increases the cash requirement to benefit speculators.
July 1, 1820 At a convention in St. Louis, Missouri passes a pro-slave state constitution. Missouri
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
July 1, 1820 John Henry Winder (11/30) and George Douglas Ramsay (26/30) graduate from West Point
November 14, 1820 President James Monroe asks Congress to address the public land debt issue in his annual message.
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December 5, 1820 In his annual report to the Senate, Treasury Secretary William Crawford asks the Congress to forgive up to 1/3 the debt owed by purchasers of public lands
  William H. Crawford

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