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Kansas-Nebraska Act


An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas

An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas, 1854; Records of the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee and Its Predecessors, 1805-1988; Record Group 11; General Records of the United States Government; National Archives.

Officially titled "An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas," this act repealed the Missouri Compromise, which had outlawed slavery above the 36° 30’ latitude in the Louisiana territories and reopened the national struggle over slavery in the western territories.
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