The tariff of 1828, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which led to the civil war in “Bloody Kansas” and ultimately to the Civil War itself.
Mr. Toombs contended that the compromise measures of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 were made to conform to this policy.
But would this be true to that principle of "popular sovereignty" which was the very essence of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
He differed with the senator from Illinois, both in the history of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and what was intended by it.
This doctrine triumphed in 1850 and, despite the assertion of his opponent, was reaffirmed in the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Popular sovereignty as applied in the Kansas-Nebraska Act was put upon the defensive.
The topic is more fully and fairly discussed in the subsequent debates on the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
It is needless to add that it was instantaneous in its opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
How would the author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act face the palpable breakdown of his policy?
The Kansas-Nebraska Act did serve as a cry for the rallying of all anti-slavery voters.
A law passed by Congress in 1854 that divided the territory west of the states of Missouri and Iowa and the territory of Minnesota into two new territories, Kansas and Nebraska. The law was extremely controversial because it did not exclude slavery from either territory, despite the fact that the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in these territories. By effectively repealing the Missouri Compromise, the law outraged many northerners, led to the collapse of the Whig party and the rise of the Republican party, and moved the nation closer to civil war.