The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the US
Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether
or not to have slavery within their borders. This Act effectively repealed the Missouri Compromise by codifying the concept
of popular sovereignty, eliminating the prohibition of slavery north of the 36-30' latitude.
FINDING SOURCES-The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the formation of the Republican Party
- Why was there outrage in the North when the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed?
introduced the concept of popular sovereignty and why?
- How did this legislation affect the South?
were Lincoln's views on the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
- What began to happen in Kansas shortly after this law