Kansas-Nebraska

Kansas-Nebraska - The Kansas-Nebraska Act from a...

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act from a Northerner’s Perspective I am Olivia Gilbert from Boston and I am going to describe the impact of the Kansas- Nebraska Act on my life as a northerner. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed in Congress in 1854, allowing popular soverighty to decide whether these territories would come in as free states or slave states. Northerners, like myself, are outraged that such a thing has become a law. This law is unjust and unfair, and will result in tension between the North and the South. It con- tradicts the Missouri Compromise which made slavery illegal north of the 36° 30°N latitude. This law is clearly favoring the Southerners, giving them hope and assurance in the continuance of slavery. We can see this through the Fugitive Slave Law, passed not too long before, which stated that it is a federal crime to help a runaway slave. Southerners are extremely paranoid about
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course HIST 204 taught by Professor Marshallwarfield during the Winter '11 term at Drexel.

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