Kansas-Nebraska Act

By: Meghan Sloop

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was...

-Passed by Congress in 1854
-Directly set in motion the actions that would lead to the slavery conflict.
-Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
-Repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
-The initial purpose was to open up thousands of new farms and make a midwestern transcontinental railroad.
-Caused a new political group, the republicans, this became the main party for north which they elected the president Abraham Lincoln who was the only president who ran at the time who opposed slavery.