November 21 - Kansas-Nebraska Act -Issue is Slavery...

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Kansas-Nebraska Act -Issue is Slavery -Started out as a Railroad Construction Bill, nothing to do with slavery -Transportation was a major constraint at this time in the 1850s -Trans-Continental Railroad is proposed to help problem by -Very controversial -Constitution prohibits funding projects that -By 1854, huge part of Louisiana is still not organized -In order to pass bill, must organize Louisiana first -Issue is whether or not the part of Louisiana should be a slave state or not -Douglas proposes a compromise to controversy -Split it up into two territories: Kansas and Nebraska and then apply popular sovereignty -Let people in Kansas and Nebraska decide whether or not there will be slavery -Presents real controversy -Will invalidate Missouri Compromise because they are both above the agreed line 36-30 -Northerners call this a slave power conspiracy of wealthy southerners to push nation in different direction. -Northerners don’t like this because Kansas was above line 36-30
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