During the 1840s and 1850s

During the 1840s - , .OnMay30,1854 . .Asaresultofgra

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During the 1840s and 1850s, the abolitionist movement–a social movement organized in  the North to abolish the institution of slavery–gained support. On May 30, 1854,  Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This bill made the Kansas and Nebraska  territories full-fledged states. As a result of granting Kansas and Nebraska statehood,  the slave debate in America intensified, for the new bill permitted slavery, enraging  some United States citizens. The Kansas-Nebraska Act stated that the new states  would decide to adopt slavery or not based on "popular sovereignty," or the will of the  inhabitants of the territory. Leaving the adoption of slavery up to the individual states  directly contradicted the Missouri Compromise, which barred the extension of slavery  into new states. Edward Dickinson fought vehemently against the Kansas-Nebraska Act.  The bill passed, and as a result, Edward Dickinson and about forty other U.S. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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During the 1840s - , .OnMay30,1854 . .Asaresultofgra

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