Copy of Kansas-Nebraska Act - Smithsonian Magazine Reading.doc - KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT \u2013 SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE 1 What were the provisions of the

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KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT – SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE 1. What were the provisions of the Kansas-Nebraska Act? - letting the new Western territories decide whether to accept the practice, without the intrusion of the federal government. 2. What was the impact of this law? - they repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 - Democratic Party was shattered, new Republican Party created. Resentment turned to violence quickly. 3. Who authored the Kansas-Nebraska Act? - Stephen A. Douglas 4. What was Douglas’s attitude toward slavery? - He regarded the issue as more a dangerous distraction than a fundamental obstacle to the Republic's survival. 5. Why did Douglas want Nebraska admitted to the Union? - He wanted to open a way for a railroad linking California with Illinois and the East. 6. What was Lincoln’s view of the Missouri Compromise? - Missouri Compromise was fundamental part for America political framework for them to pave the path to abolish slavery (lead to its extinction).

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