What did the Kansas-Nebraska act do?

I know i learned this in my American History class, but I totally forgot the answer, and I’d like to remember. I already tried ask.com, and wikianswers, but that didnt really give me the answer i was looking for. Oh and I have a question on my take-it-home exam that has to do with the Kansas-Nebraska act. I didn’t wanna cheat and ask you guys the question directly, but I do wanna know what the heck it is. Thank you guys so much!!!

4 Answers

  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and opened new lands for settlement, and allowed the settlers to decide (popular sovereignty) whether or not to have slavery.

  • Kansa Nebraska Act

  • It is true that it created Kansas and Nebraska, but it has a greater significance: It repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and allowed settlers in those territories to determine if they would allow slavery within their boundaries. The act was proposed by Stephen A. Douglas. He hoped it would ease tensions between the North and the South. The Republican Party was created in opposition to this act. As you probably know, this led to much trouble in Kansas with both pro-slavery and antislavery groups moving there to affect the “slavery or no slavery” question. The uprisings in Kansas gave it the nickname of Bleeding Kansas.

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