Kansas-Nebraska Act


  • Created the states of Kansas and Nebraska
  • Repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Introduced by Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois
  • The initial purpose was to open up many thousands of new farms.
  • After the bill was passed on May 30, 1854.. the violence erupted in Kansas between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers

By: Jennifer, Meghan, Jimmy & Dakota