Digital History: The Kansas Nebraska Act

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An explanation of how the Kansa-Nebraska Act in effect voided the Missouri Compromise, which had been the law that dictated the territories that could allow slavery. Read about the act proposed by Stephen A. Douglas, and see how a transcontinental railroad route perhaps influenced it.

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