12 - Social Between 1791 and 1819, nine states from the...

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Social Between 1791 and 1819, nine states from the West had joined the United States. “Ohio Fever” was caused in large part to the prospect of cheap land. The Land Act of 1820 authorized a buyer to purchase 80 virgin acres at a minimum of $1.25 an acre. The West also demanded cheap transportation and cheap money. Political Opposition included President Madison who vetoed the bill to give states aid for infrastructure , deeming it unconstitutional. The Jeffersonian Democratic- Republicans were strongly opposed to building federally funded roads because they felt that such outlets would further drain away population and create competing states beyond the mountains. James Monroe won the election of 1816. The time during the administrations of President Monroe was known as the " Era of Good Feelings " because the two political parties were getting along. The House of Representatives slowed the plans of the Missourians of becoming a state by passing the Tallmadge Amendment . It called for no more slaves to be brought into Missouri and called for the gradual emancipation of children born to slave parents already there. The amendment was later defeated by the slave states in Congress. Henry Clay introduced the compromise that decided whether or not Missouri would be admitted as a slave state . Congress decided to admit Missouri as a slave state in 1820. But, Maine, which was apart of Massachusetts, was to be admitted as a separate, free state. Therefore, there were 12 slave states and 12 free states. This Missouri Compromise
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