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.