Missouri Crisis at 200

Two hundred years later, you can experience Missouri’s unusually long and controversial statehood process on Twitter at @MO_Crisis200. Historians at the University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance, are “live-tweeting” Missouri’s struggle for statehood, which launched the sectional crisis over slavery that would only be finally resolved by the Civil War. The tweets draw directly from the newspaper reports, private letters, and public documents created at the time.