Home     Links     Contact Us     Bookmark  
 
   Homepage      News      Legal Forum      Dictionary  
Home : Legal Forum : Law & Ethics

what did the kansas nebraska act do?
Find answers to your legal question.





what did the kansas nebraska act do?








andieiam
Rating
The Kansas-Nebraska Act, signed into law on May 30, 1854, by President Franklin Pierce, was closely related to national and sectional politics in the 1850s. The incentive for the organization of the territory came from the need for a transcontinental railroad. Northerners wanted the road to follow a northern route. The Platte Valley, over which thousands of covered wagon emigrants had traveled to the far West, offered an excellent road bed. No one was interested in building a railroad through unorganized Indian country. If the Platte Valley were to be used for the transcontinental railroad, the territory would have to be organized. To help make the dream of the Platte Valley railroad come true, Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, an ardent supporter, repeatedly introduced bills in Congress providing for the organization of Nebraska Territory. In doing so, he ran afoul of southern ambitions to build the railroad west from some city of the South. No one believed there would be more than one transcontinental railroad. Douglas also ran into a complication regarding the extension of slavery. By the terms of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, slavery was prohibited in the area where Nebraska would be formed. Southern politicians, cool about the organization of Nebraska for railroad purposes, were hostile to the admission of another free state into the union. This worsened the South's already dangerous position in the sectional struggle for power. In his enthusiasm for Nebraska, Douglas agreed to the creation of two territories instead of one. He also agreed to the doctrine of "popular sovereignty," in which the citizens of each territory would decide for themselves whether they would tolerate slavery. Many Northerners were highly critical of this concession to the institution of slavery. "Anti-Nebraska" meetings took place all over the North, particularly in the states of the Old Northwest. From these meetings the Republican Party developed. The controversy of the Kansas-Nebraska Act later played an important part in the beginning of the Civil War.


rickinnocal
Rating
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas-Nebraska_Act







Legal Discussion Forum

 Are Americans that scared in there own country that they think they need a gun to protect themselves??
Where I'm from (Australia) that just seems crazy. Nobody i know owns a gun but in the USA every second person seems to own a gun. Are you really that scared of getting robbed of bashed over ...


 My friend gave me a stop sign...?
My friend gave me a stop sign as a gift. She found it in her backyard and did not steal it! Nor does she know how it got there. We're pretty sure that it has been there for many years since it�...


 If you are on probation and a minor when does your record go away, or sealed away is it when you turn 18 or 21
...


 What should be the minimum stipend provided to all American citizens to survive?
I am not talking just women. I am talking about law abiding citizens attempting to survive in this country, not get rich, but enough to live off of, to have an apartment or hotel room, a place to ...


 i never signed a lease. im upto date with my rent. what are my rights. i live in dubbo NSW AUSTRALIA?
SOMEBODY TELL ME SOMETHING USEFULL PLEASE LOL THANX WISHED I HAD GUTS N GLORY THEN I WOULDNT HAVE PAID A CENT BUT GUILT TAKES OVER ME...


 ive been livving and paying rnt for the last 9 months now my land lady is trying to evict me. can she do this?
i did not sign a lease agreement ok thanks for everyones help so far. but i cant undrstand how she can evict me if there is no lease agreement. i used to sell drugs for her and when buisness died ...


 Is it illegal?
Is it illegal if you are dating someone that is 17 if your 18??? In A...


 Lying on a affidavit.?
My partner received an Affadavit in the mail today. Regarding child support for a child which may or may not be his (dna tests are pending). His ex has blatantly lied on the affadavit - I am ...


 What influence does the High Court of Aust have on the division of power between state and federal government?
...


 How much longer do i have left to register to vote I live in philadelphia if that matters?
...


 What am I going to do regarding of the wrong gender in my birth certificate?
It appears in my authenticated birth certificate that my gender is "male" instead of "female". I'm really a girl since birth. Only the attending midwife registered me to the L...


 I was with previous employer for 12+ yrs and was fired due to someone else's mistake. I was blamed for error.
In all my time with Co. I had good reviews and was never written up or reprimanded. How do I handle this with a prospective employer? will they find out if I say I was "laid off" instead ...


 Can you get two continuances in court?
A guy at work got arrested back months ago now for underage drinking, a minor in a tavern, and a felony for having a controlled substance on him...the first time he went to court he asked for a ...


 does a just society require the death penalty for taking a life?
...


 Jury System??
“The current jury system needs reform as juries lack the ability to reach verdicts based on evidence alone, and the jury selection process is flawed” What is your opinion on this quote?...


 this is not that hard ,why do people never learn, to respect the road rules,or why do car dealers and govts al
Well my reality is 12mths ago i was involved in a fatal car smash ,with my nextdoor neighbour,she passed away,,i am interested in what other people do to conteract,the undeniable feelings of angerand ...


 australian road laws and rules?
i just recieved 2 fines in the mail today, one said i was doin 68 in a 60 zone and the other saying i was doing 80 on the same street on the same spot but one offence was at 4:22 and the second one ...


 how can i get my ex to stop stalling on our property settlement...cont below..?
We came to an agreement on the amount he will pay me out on our house...and signed papers to get it done...but the day I was meant to pick up cheque...he cancelled and sought further legal advice......


 what are fathers rights in australia?
can anyone tell me a website to find out what a fathers parental rights are in ...


 Is forgetting to pay for something also petty theft?
my friend went into a store to purchase something she took two scarfes paid for one and forgot to pay for the next becase it was on her neck , when she walked out she was approached by athe security ...




Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Wiki Law 3k Monday, November 24, 2014 - Trusted legal information for you.
Archive: Forum  |  Forum  |  Forum  |  Links
0.014