Any land above the 36°30′ will be free land, and below would be slave territory
Sectionalism is a big reason why America began to split in the fist place. Americans gave their loyalty to their state or part of the country rather than focusing on the country as one
Dred Scott case
This law created the ability for slave catchers to bring slaves from north to south if they have escaped, or even if they haven't. This created the action of the Underground Railroad which was in effort to end slavery.
Election of 1860
The Missouri compromise started conflict with how even the land actually was and why slavery was truly needed in the south.
we represent Kansas and Nebraska
Dred Scott was taken from Missouri to Illinois and wasn't given the opportunity to be free when he was taken back to Missouri. This resulted in 2 of the 3 branches of government failing to resolve the issue which split the country even more.
This Election lead to problems because many in the sought thought and worried that Abraham Lincoln was going to bring an end to slavery which would effect their ways of living.
Kansas and Nebraska were able to decided the issue pf slavery based on popular sovereignty. This caused problems by breaking the Missouri compromise which lead to pro-slavery and anti-slavery people trying to get the land