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Nebraska Kansas Act Andrew
What was it? <ul><li>Proposed by Stephen Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>It let the states decide if they wanted to be a slave s...
Who supported it? <ul><li>Southerners supported it because there could now be slave states above the Mason-Dixon line </li...
Conflict caused <ul><li>Angered the southern states because they would no longer have equal say in congress </li></ul><ul>...
Fighting in Kansas <ul><li>Violence erupted between anti and pro slavery supporters </li></ul><ul><li>The death toll rose ...
Kansas accepted as a state <ul><li>A constitution was proposed by congress and Kansas was not admitted as a free state </l...
Later effects of the act <ul><li>The republican party was created by those who opposed slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the ...
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Nebraska Kansas Act

  1. 1. Nebraska Kansas Act Andrew
  2. 2. What was it? <ul><li>Proposed by Stephen Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>It let the states decide if they wanted to be a slave state or free state </li></ul><ul><li>Made to repeal the Missouri compromise and create more slave states at first </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who supported it? <ul><li>Southerners supported it because there could now be slave states above the Mason-Dixon line </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-slavery supporters also supported it because they could end the spread of slavery </li></ul>
  4. 4. Conflict caused <ul><li>Angered the southern states because they would no longer have equal say in congress </li></ul><ul><li>Pro slavery and anti slavery settlers rushed to settle Kansas for the vote for slavery </li></ul><ul><li>The pro-slavery settlers won but the anti-slavery settlers but the anti-slavery settlers said the pro-slavery used fraud. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fighting in Kansas <ul><li>Violence erupted between anti and pro slavery supporters </li></ul><ul><li>The death toll rose drastically as a result </li></ul><ul><li>The territory earned the nickname Bleeding Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>The anti-slavery supporters were lead by John Brown </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kansas accepted as a state <ul><li>A constitution was proposed by congress and Kansas was not admitted as a free state </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually the anti-slave supports out numbered the pro-slave supporters and a constitution was drawn up </li></ul><ul><li>On January 29, 1861 Kansas was added to the union as a free state </li></ul>
  7. 7. Later effects of the act <ul><li>The republican party was created by those who opposed slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the country closer to civil war </li></ul><ul><li>Split the country in half between the north(Republican) and south(Democrat) </li></ul>
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