The Kansas-Nebraska Act

The Kansas-Nebraska Act

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  • Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois introduced
  • North
  • South
  • Popular sovereignty to decide the slavery  issue
  • northerners
  • NO!
  • Should we have slaves
  • YES we need them to do our work
  • Southerns
  • Steven A Douglas proposes a bill to get Nebraska into it 
  • Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois introduced a bill to settle the issue of slavery in the territories.Both were north of 36°30' N latitude, the line that limited slavery.
  • Used popular sovereignty to decide the slavery issue
  • Territory vote on whether to allow slavery. Northern states of Missouri compromise line many northerners were angry about this
  • ''Bleeding Kansas''
  • Steven A Douglas talked Kansas into having slaves 
  • Northerns states of the Missouri compromise line many northerners were angry about by this. Kansas fought for control 
  • Set up a line for slavery and anti-slavery
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