Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Kansas Nebraska Act
The Kansas Nebraska Act was a scheme brought up by Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. The Kansas Nebraska Act straight out contradicted the Missouri Compromise(Missouri compromise prohibited slavery past the 36 degrees,30' line). The Act proposed that the Nebraska be split in two. In Kansas and Nebraska. Kansas would become a slave state and Nebraska would remain a slave free state. President Pierce approved of the Kansas Nebraska Act. This act caused much controversy between the North and South since the Missouri Compromise could not be brushed aside lightly. Democrats were shattered by the Kansas Nebraska Act. The Kansas Nebraska Act greased the slippery slope to civil war.