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KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT – SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE1. 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 What was the impact of this law?-they repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820-Democratic Party was shattered, new Republican Party created.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. Douglas4. What was Douglas’s attitude toward slavery?-He regarded the issue as more a dangerous distraction than a fundamental obstacleto 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).