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  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • On to the East to trade!
  • The Slave Fugitive Act 
  • I have the right to speak...
  • SILENCE!... you are to be returned to your owner immediately!
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Hmmm...
  • Is this man crazy! If passed, this would repeal the Missouri compromise...
  • I propose to divide the huge unorganized territory west of Iowa and Missouri into two...Nebraska and Kansas
  • The Transcontinental railroad, which was built in the 1860s from 1863 to 1869 to connect the entire continent from the east to the west, , having an immense impact on the country, not only geographically changing the country but also economically and politically, . 
  • Northern Settlers
  • Northerners
  • Senator Stephen Douglas engineered the passage of the Compromise of 1850 when all of the efforts of other senatorial warriors such as Henry clay failed. A component of the 1850 compromise was the fugitive act, which was passed after a lone free African American, Anthony Burns was forced back into slavery. The terms of this law were that any slave fugitives were to be returned to the their owners if retrieved, or there would be consequences 
  • Southern Settlers
  • Southerners
  • The Act became a law in May, 1854, and it began on January 23, 1854, when Stephen Douglas introduced a bill in congress to divide the huge territory west of Iowa and Missouri into two territories: Kansas in the north and Nebraska in the south, but if this was passed it would repeal the Missouri Compromise and establish popular sovereignty for both territories
  • Violence in Kansas
  • Kansas
  • The settlers from the North rushed into the Kansas territory for it's possession
  • The settlers from the South rushed into the Kansas territory for it's possession
  • Violence between northern and settlers from the rush into Kansas for its possession, including border ruffians from the slave state Missouri crossing into Kansas with their revolvers cocked
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