The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery

High schoolers examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 affected the political balance between free and slave states and explore how its author, Stephen Douglas, promoted its policy of popular sovereignty to avoid a national crises over slavery.

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9th - 12th
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