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Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854
Said that the people of the territories should decide for themselves on slavery
Made a line at 36"30' as the boundary of slavery
Included popular sovereignty

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Missouri Compromise

1820
Made Missouri a slave state
Made Maine a free state

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3/5 Compromise

1787
Said 3 out of 5 slaves could be counted toward the states population

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Northwest Ordinance

1787
Said all states in Northwest Territory would be free
Involved 6 states

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Compromise of 1850

1850
Abolished slavery in Washington DC
Made California a free state
Made the fugitive slave act

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Why did the US work to pass so many compromises?

So that there was a balance of power in Congress so that the US could continue to pretend that slavery was not a problem

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Compromise

Creating a solution to a problem to which both sides can agree

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Fugitive slave act

Anyone in the north had to help capture slaves

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Popular sovereignty

When a state gets to decide for itself on an issue

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What were the 6 states invoked in the northwest territory?

Ohio Illinois Wisconsin Minnesota Indiana Michigan