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What is the Mason Dixon line?

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Ashley Howard on March 23, 2019

Originally, the Mason-Dixon line was a border between the states of Maryland and Delaware to solve an 80-year-old border dispute. Later, it was an imaginary line that extended further in the west during the Civil War that separated the free states from the slave states. The free states were to the north and the slave states were in the south of the line. Although Delaware was a slave state, which was north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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