It was a settlement between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery , when new land is acquired one will come in as a slave state and then the other as a free state. This will help retain a balance between free and slave states.
Lincoln- Douglas Debates (1857)
Slavery is bad and it shouldn't be abolished.
I will go with what the people want.
Allowed Kansas and Nebraska to decide the issue of slavery on the basis of popular sovereignty. Kansas violated the Missouri Compromise , which kept the Union from falling apart for about the last 30 years.
John Brown's Raid (1859)
It was a series of violent events after the passing of the Kansas- Nebraska Act and was a prelude to the Civil War. Anti- slavery residents outnumbered pro-slavery residents, creating an uneven division in the state.
Election of 1860
A series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas based on political views over states rights and slavery. The country was divided do to opposing views, creating sectionalism. Douglas wins and Lincoln gains popularity.
John wanted to instigate a major slave rebellion in the South. Started a rebellion in Harper's Ferry Virginia in Oct. 16, 1859, and only eighteen guys showed up. Also raids commonly lead to war in the future.
American presidential election held on Nov. 6, 1860 in Charleston, South Carolina, it was between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln ended up winning, and people thought Lincoln was going to eliminate or restrict slavery and southern states vowed to leave the Union.