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  Photograph, Stephen A. Douglas
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Stephen A. Douglas introduced a bill which created the two territories of Kansas and Nebraska. The bill specifically repealed the Missouri compromise of 1820. The Kansas-Nebraska bill called for the use of "popular sovereignty" which allowed voters to decide for themselves whether or not slavery would be allowed in the territories.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: B Douglas, Stephen A. *1
Item Number: 102924              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861; Kansas Nebraska Act; Popular sovereignty

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