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  • Every state was a slave free state except missouri
  • 1854 bill to organize western territories became part of the political whirlwind of sectionalism
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular sovereignty”
  • Stephen A. Douglas–Abraham Lincoln’s opponent in the influential Lincoln-Douglas debates–the bill overturned the Missouri Compromise’s use of latitude as the boundary between slave and free territory.
  • It gave the people the choice to vote for slavery.
  • The people vacated to either nebraska or kansas
  • The people who were against slavery wanted the election people to vote slavery to be outlawed
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act. Stephen Douglas, the sponsor of the Kansas-Nebraska Act as well as the most vocal supporter of popular sovereignty, was known as the "Little Giant" because of his small stature.
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