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The Kansas Nebraska Act

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Justina Li

on 26 April 2013

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- North wanted no slavery in the new territories, but there were too many southerns in the government (Democratic Party)
- in the act Douglass proposed to split the Nebraska Territory into two states: Kansas, the area west of Missouri; and Nebraska, the land west of Minnesota and Iowa
- it pleased both sides (no Missouri Compromise)
- signed into law on May 30th, 1854
- the question of slavery should be left to the settlers themselves Kansas and Nebraska Act Popular Sovereignty in Kansas and Nebraska Background Information Introduced by Stephen A Douglas
Put into the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Was the idea that the settlers were the ones who choose if Kansas and Nebraska was going to be a slave state or a free state
Settlers from all over the country came to Kansas to vote The Kansas- Nebraska Act Popular Sovereignty Popular Sovereignty- a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
- allowed citizens of each territory to decide by referendum whether slavery could exist in their area Kansas and Nebraska Act of 1854 Stephen A. Douglas Ci What did the Kansas-Nebraska Act Do? caused the Free-Soil Party
repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820
allowed popular sovereignty
the possibility of slavery north of the 36°30'N latitude line
added 2 more states to the United States, one free and one a slave state
moved the country closer to war
benefited the South - Long term slavery issue
- Compromise of 1820 (Missouri would come in as a slave state while Maine would be a free state)
- After the Mexican-American War, a new compromise was built: Compromise of 1850 (balance of slave and free states)
- but there were hundreds of settlers moving in on Kansas and Nebraska Justina Li
Reshma Luke
Christina Jacob born on 1813 and died on 1861
democratic U.S senator from Illinois
nickname- Little Giant
pro-slavery democratic nominee for president -lost to Abraham Lincoln
established Freeport doctrine & proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act gained power and influence when Henry Clay and Daniel Webster died
believed the proposed railroad that would connect the state of California to the rest of the nation would transform Chicago & Illinois into a major urban center
wanted to build a transcontinental railroad, which would travel around the entire continent
road would begin in Chicago and end in San Francisco Kansas and Nebraska Act of 1854 Kansas and Nebraska Act of 1854 Kansas and Nebraska Act of 1854 Kansas and Nebraska Act of 1854 Kansas and Nebraska
Act of 1854 Thank You for Watching!!
Hope you enjoyed!!
=) Men lining up to vote on the issue of slavery in Kansas Territory. In 1855 voters chose to allow slavery. Opponents-Created the Republican Party
One opponent was Abraham Lincoln
Supporters thought it would increase slavery - may have been the single most significant event leading to the Civil War
Northerners wanted to end slavery but there were too many Southerners in the government (Democratic Party)
- In the act, Douglass proposed to split the territory into two states: Kansas and Nebraska
- this pleased the southerners but not the northerners
- no Missouri Compromise
- Popular sovereignty
-It was signed into law on May 30, 1854 Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 Was the cause of "Bloody Kansas"
Started the Civil War
Made violence between the north and the south even worse Continuation....... 1850's- settlers wanted to move into Nebraska
they couldn't because it wasn't arranged as a territory & they weren't able to legally claim the land
southerners didn't want the Nebraska Territory
no slavery allowed above Missouri
outstanding farm land made it mandatory to establish railroads and trails for settlers
4 attempts to pass legislation- failed
solution- bill proposed by Stephan A. Douglas on January 1854, soon known as the Kansas Nebraska Act Problem/Solution Presenting........The Kansas Nebraska Act! southerners liked the Act
went to Kansas to vote Kansas as a slave state
Northerner's response was intense
they protested the law
sent numerous petitions to Congress
Northern Politicians said......
-"Nebraska, the heart of our nation, shall forever continue free!"
-"The Kansas Nebraska act was a gross violation of a sacred pledge"
-"This crime shall not be consummated" Reactions to the Kansas Nebraska Act Supporters and Opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act Was it ....... bad? Or was it ........Good? By:
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