The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed on May 30, 1854, by the U.S. Congress. The act allowed the citizens of Kansas and Nebraska to decide among themselves whether to allow slavery to...
the act of Congress in 1854 annulling the Missouri Compromise, providing for the organization of the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and permitting these territories self-determination on the question of slavery.
The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 (10 Stat. 277) created the territories of Kansas
and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of ...
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A bill pushed through Congress in 1854 by Senator Stephen Douglas, whose real intent was to help the railroads expand westward, the legislation created two new territories and was supposed to reduce tensions over slavery.
What's worse, his bill also incited what editor... More »
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 may have been the single most significant
event leading to the Civil War. By the early 1850s settlers and entrepreneurs ...
Officially titled "An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas," this
act repealed the Missouri Compromise, which had outlawed slavery above the ...
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It
allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for ...
Kansas-Nebraska Act: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Services
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An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas. Be it enacted by the
Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in ...