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Preface to the Civil WarBy: Josh Moran
Henry Clay•Henry Clay, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, presents his compromise over the issue of slavery in the territories and new states. Clay suggested a series of eight measures that became known as the Compromise of 1850. His goal was to preserve the Union. The Compromise of 1850 admitted California into the union as a free state, provided two territories with popular sovereignty, passed a Fugitive Slave Act, and abolished the slave trade in Washington, D.C.
Stephen A. Douglas•Stephen A. Douglas, compromiser and advocate for popular sovereignty. Douglas proposed a bill to spur railroad development and open farmland in Kansas and Nebraska to settlements. Results from the Kansas-Nebraska Act, shows that popular sovereignty will be used to make decisions about slavery, ending the Missouri Compromise.
Bleeding Kansas•"Bleeding Kansas" was an outcome of the Kansas-Nebraska act that destroyed the Missouri Compromise. The violence that surrounded the issue of slavery breaks out, made the newspapers call the issue "Bleeding Kansas.”