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Historical events in 1820 see what famous scandalous and important events happened in 1820 or search by date or keyword. Events february 6 86 free african american colonists sail from new york city to freetown sierra leone march 3 6 slavery in the united states the missouri compromise becomes law march 15 maine is admitted as the 23rd us state see history of maine april 24 the land act of 1820 reduces the price of land in the northwest territory and missouri territory encouraging . Timeline the 1820s the missouri compromise and the monroe doctrine stand firm as the backbone for better or worse of us policy in the decade of the 1820s as america continues to grow. 1820 the 1820 census built on the questions asked in 1810 the age questions were the same except for the addition of a 16 18 years category for males. This database details those persons enumerated in the 1820 united states federal census the fourth census of the united states in addition the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1820 federal census copied from the national archives and records administration microfilm m33 142 rolls. This schedule reflects the prescribed questions outlined by the 1820 census act state 1820 federal census microfilm series county or parish township town or city date of enumeration ge head of family rs free white males free white females n n r 1820 federal census form. Missouri compromise 1820 in us history measure worked out between the north and the south and passed by the us congress that allowed for admission of missouri as the 24th state 1821 it marked the beginning of the prolonged sectional conflict over the extension of slavery that led to the american civil war