Social Studies Kansa -Nebraska


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  • People should choose whether the states will have slavery or not.
  • I'm a free soiler. NO SLAVERY
  • I'm a border ruffian. SLAVERY
  • Stephen A. Douglas decided that the best way to choose whether Kansas and Nebraska will have slavery was by popular sovereignty.
  • Vote
  • Free soilers and border ruffians were going out to vote. They were trying to outnumber each other. Free soilers didn't want slavery to spread, but border ruffians needed slavery for their economy.
  • Since Kansas and Nebraska will become a slave or free state, it will destroy the Missouri Compromise. The free soilers won't be happy.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act created tension because it will cause there to be one more slave or free state over the other. Either the North or South will be happy at the end of the results, but not both.
  • The event led to war because, in the end, there won't be an equal number of free and slave states.
  • This event led to war because the South knew that if Kansas became free, then slavery would start to decrease instead of spread. Once the votes were counted, Lincoln became president, and the south was very upset. South Carolina ended up leaving the union.
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