Apush Kansas Nebrasksa Act - The Kansas Nebraska Act What-Incorporation of new western territories brought up the question if they should be free or

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* The Kansas Nebraska Act* What-Incorporation of new western territories brought up the question if they should be free or slave states.There was already a balance of 11 free and slave states represented in senate. But since Missouri was coming in as a slave state, this would throw off the balance of power to the pro-slavery representatives. Who-Henry Clay who was secretary of state appointed by John Adams ,proposed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which stated that Missouri will be admitted as a slave state but have Maine admitted as a free state with slavery prohibited past the 36,30’ parallel which lasted 30 years until J anuary 1854, Senator Stephen Douglas proposed the Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854 which repealed it. Why-This new act allowed the territories to decide for themselves whether to be a slave or a free state. Where-Many persons for and against slavery

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