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  1. Kansas–Nebraska Act

    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing white male settlers in those territories to determine through popular sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory. The act was designed by Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. The initial purpose of the Kansas–Nebraska Act was to open up many thousands of new farms and make feasible a Midwestern Transcontinental Railroad. It became a problem when popular sovereignty was written into the proposal so that the voters of the moment would decide whether slavery would be allowed or not. The result was that pro- and anti-slavery elements flooded into Kansas with the goal of voting slavery up or down, leading to Bleeding Kansas. Douglas hoped that the formula of "popular sovereignty" would ease national tensions over the issue of human bondage and that he would not have to take a side on the issue.

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    The numerical value of kansas–nebraska act in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

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    The numerical value of kansas–nebraska act in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • acto de Kansas-NebraskaSpanish
  • kansas-nebraska handleNorwegian
  • கன்சாஸ்-நெவர்லாஸ் செயல்Tamil

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