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Kansas-Nebraska Act

[kan-zuh s-nuh-bras-kuh] /ˈkæn zəs nəˈbræs kə/
noun, U.S. History.
the act of Congress in 1854 annulling the Missouri Compromise, providing for the organization of the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and permitting these territories self-determination on the question of slavery. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mr. Toombs contended that the compromise measures of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 were made to conform to this policy.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • But would this be true to that principle of "popular sovereignty" which was the very essence of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  • He differed with the senator from Illinois, both in the history of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and what was intended by it.

    Presidential Candidates: D. W. Bartlett
  • This doctrine triumphed in 1850 and, despite the assertion of his opponent, was reaffirmed in the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Popular sovereignty as applied in the Kansas-Nebraska Act was put upon the defensive.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • The topic is more fully and fairly discussed in the subsequent debates on the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

  • It is needless to add that it was instantaneous in its opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  • How would the author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act face the palpable breakdown of his policy?

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act did serve as a cry for the rallying of all anti-slavery voters.

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