September 14, 2007

Why Every President Sucks


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#5: James Monroe

Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise in 1820, prohibiting slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of latitude line 36-30, except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri. This compromise, meant to keep Congressional slave slate/free state power equal, not only contradicted Monroe's typical defense of the constitutional rights of individual states, but also created a literal splitting of the Union, promoting the possibility for secession.

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