Stephan Douglas, the Nebraska territory and Southerns demands.
Southerns railroad= BlueStephen Douglas railroad= Orange
I want to make a railroad through Kansas and Nebraska
Southern I do-not agree with you!
In 1854 Stephan Douglas wanted to make a railroad across the continent but people were fighting on where is going to be the rail road.
That's no fair south side is slavery.
Southerns were not with Stephan Douglas because southerns wants to build the railroad to Taxes and New Mexico but Stephan Douglas wants to build the railroad through Illinois and Nebraska. Nebraska Territory was popular sovereignty.
I like the popular sovereignty Idea
Stephan need southerns support so he found a solution. He passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This act made Kansan and Nebraska be led by popular sovereignty means people can chose as a free or slave state.
Violence erupts in kansas
The north side were free, without slavery. The news of the Kansas-Nebraska act didn't go so well. The North thought that it was unfair because Nebraska is in the north. Since is in the north it was supposed to be a free state.
Northerns why are you guys sad
The south was dominated by slavery. Therefore, the people in the south like the Idea of popular sovereignty It means people can chose free or slave state. This was an opportunity to the because they can make Kansas and Nebraska slave states.
By the end of 1856 so many people got injured. 200 people died and $2million dollars damaged some properties damage too.