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The Kansas-Nebraska Act failed because it did not end the national conflict over slavery. Antislavery forces viewed the statute as a capitulation to the South, and many abandoned the Whig and Democratic parties to form the REPUBLICAN PARTY. Kansas soon became a battleground over slavery.

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because one went to slavery state (Kansas) the other was admitted as a free state (Nebraska). Congress remained divided over the issue of slavery. et al the compromise of 1850 was the same thing....Missouri was free, Arkansas was slave.

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The Missouri Compromise simply drew a line in the sand - anywhere North of a certain parallel was free soil (though this applied only to the lands acquired from France in the Louisiana Purchase.)

The Compromise of 1850 appeared to mean that here could be no new slave-states in the future, and the South was very discontent.

The Kansas-Nebraska Act restored the possibility of new slave-states, depending on the local vote - a bad move that just brought every bully-boy into whichever state was voting at that time.

In the wake of all this conflict, it was suggested that the Missouri Compromise might be restored, and the 'line in the sand' extended all the way to the Pacific, but this was rejected.

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What is the cause of the Kansas Nebraska act?

The failure of the Compromise of 1850 to settle the slavery debate. Kansas-Nebraska was a hopeful attempt to allow each new state to vote whether to be slave or free.

What did Stephen A Douglas do?

Douglas was Senator for Illinois. He was largely responsible for the Compromise of 1850,which seemed to settle problems about slavery at the time.However,in 1854 he championed and forced through the Kansas-Nebraska Act,which opened up conflict about Free and Slave states again. So,he could be said to have first staved off,and then hastened,the American Civil War.

Why was the Kansas Nebraska Act unsuccessful?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´. The Kansas-Nebraska Act infuriated many in the North who considered the Missouri Compromise to be a long-standing binding agreement. In the pro-slavery South it was strongly supported. After the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, pro-slavery and anti-slavery supporters rushed in to settle Kansas to affect the outcome of the first election held there after the law went into effect. Pro-slavery settlers carried the election but were charged with fraud by anti-slavery settlers, and the results were not accepted by them. The anti-slavery settlers held another election, however pro-slavery settlers refused to vote. This resulted in the establishment of two opposing legislatures within the Kansas territory. Violence soon erupted, with the anti-slavery forces led by John Brown. The territory earned the nickname "bleeding Kansas" as the death toll rose. President Franklin Pierce, in support of the pro-slavery settlers, sent in Federal troops to stop the violence and disperse the anti-slavery legislature. Another election was called. Once again pro-slavery supporters won and once again they were charged with election fraud. As a result, Congress did not recognize the constitution adopted by the pro-slavery settlers and Kansas was not allowed to become a state. Eventually, however, anti-slavery settlers outnumbered pro-slavery settlers and a new constitution was drawn up. On January 29, 1861, just before the start of the Civil War, Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state.

What was happening at the same time that Crittenden was pushing a compromise to settle the slavery question?

South Carolina was voting to secede at the same time that Crittenden was pushing a compromise to settle the slavery question.

Which president signed the compromise of 1850?

Millard Fillmore supported this compromise and signed it into law. It did little to settle the slavery issues it was designed to settle.

How did the location of kansas give pro slavery forces an advantage in the race to settle the territory?

it gave them the advantage because most people in Kansas were for slavery

For a time did the Missouri Compromise settle the slavery question?

It established what lands were considered free states.

What did the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850 settle conflicts between the North and South over?

it caused slavery to expand in to the north.

When did Kansas get the name bleeding Kansas?

In the period of time after the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by Congress, there was armed conflict between pro and anti slavery factions in the Kansas territory. Bleeding Kansas was the result of popular sovereignty. At the time the idea birthed by Senator Stephen Douglas seemed the American way to settle disputes. Few expected the violence that erupted in Kansas soon after the Act was passed.

How were growing tensions over slavery eased in the early 1800s?

The Missouri Compromise helped settle some of the tension.

What was happening at the same time the Crittenden was pushing a compromise to settle the slavery question?

South Carolina was voting to secede

How did The Missouri Compromise temporarily settle the debate slavery?

The Missouri Compromise temporarily settled the debate over slavery by allowing Missouri enter the Union as a slave state. Maine was allowed to enter the Union as a free state.