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Ban Censorship, Not Books or Websites

On July 25, 2011, the Republic School District Board in southwest Missouri voted unanimously to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer from its curriculum and library. Banning books from libraries is nothing new, but across

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Mar 6, 1820: Monroe Signs the Missouri Compromise

On this day in 1820, President James Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise, also known as the Compromise Bill of 1820, into law. The bill attempted to equalize the number of slave-holding states and free states in the country, allowing Missouri

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Mar 3, 1820: Congress Passes the Missouri Compromise

After months of bitter debate, Congress passes the Missouri Compromise, a bill that temporarily resolves the first serious political clash between slavery and antislavery interests in U.S. history. In February 1819, Representative James Tallmadge of New York introduced a bill

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Banned Books – U.S.

↑ Grab this Headline Animator BELOW IS A LIST OF FREQUENTLY BANNED BOOKS. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK OUT THE BANNED BOOKS LISTS PUBLISHED BY The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. THE PDF FILES OF THESE FROM 2004-2010 CAN BE

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