The Kansas-Nebraska Act

Civil War Project, Mrs. Zoda

What: The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that demanded popular sovereignty. It allowed settlers to decide whether slavery should be allowed in a new state.

Who: The bill was proposed by an American politician from Illinois, Stephen A. Douglas.

When: The Kansas-Nebraska act was introduced in 1854.

Where: This event happened in the Kansas and Nebraskan territories which is in the orange.

Why: This happened because the slave states and the free states couldn't agree or decide on the compromise.

How: The people could not decide if they wanted it to be a free or slave state and that lead to the civil war.

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