Kansas Nebraska Act HY1110 Unit VII.doc - The Kansas Nebraska Act 1 The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 Jeana R.L Stogsdill Columbia Southern University THE

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The Kansas- Nebraska Act The Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854Jeana R.L. StogsdillColumbia Southern University1
THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACTThe Kansas Nebraska Act 1854The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. These lands were open for settlement and had vast acres of viable farmland. The Kansas- Nebraska Act was created and proposed by Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas. Douglas was a supporter of the railroad system. The people of now Kansas and Nebraska also supported the railroad system. With the farmers that lived in these two regions and the workers of the railroad, they felt they had a great deal of business to attend to. With the conflict of how Douglas wanted the railroad system and the way the southerners wanted the railroad system, his slogan became, “Let the people rule!” This included opinions on weather or not Kansas and Nebraska would be free slave or slave states. Douglas’ victory over Lincoln in 1858 was pyrrhic. Already Lincoln, roused by the repeal of the 1820 Missouri Compromise, was fashioning a “northern

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