The Kansas Nebraska Act (31 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals Missouri Compromise (of 1820) and provides for settlement of these territories under popular sovereignty, a situation which immediately leads to 'War for Bleeding Kansas' between free-states and pro-slavery elements.

Editors. "The Kansas Nebraska Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[, accessed 27 October 2016.]