HIS Mississippi River

HIS Mississippi River - 1. What changes did the...

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1. What changes did the Kansas-Nebraska Act make in the agreements reached in the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850? The Missouri Compromise of 1820 allowed Missouri to be admitted to the Union as a slave state, but it prohibited the spread of slavery into the northern Louisiana Territory. The Compromise of 1850 allowed the territories of Utah and New Mexico to exercise popular sovereignty in determining whether or not to allow slavery. The Kansas-Nebraska Act effectively repealed the prohibition of slavery in the remainder of the Louisiana Territory, allowing popular sovereignty in this territory as well. This opened up the northern territories to the possibility of slavery. 2. How had the knowledge of land west of the Mississippi River changed since the early 1800s and what impact did this have on settlement patterns? In the light of these changes, how would the population be expected to expand in the next few decades and what impact would this have on the balance between slave and free states in the Senate? After the Louisiana Purchase, President Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark to explore the
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