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"Abraham Lincoln, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the National Debate Over Slavery"

Kansas played a primary role in the fight over slavery. With the creation of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and its explosive idea of popular sovereignty Kansas Territory became a spark that helped ignite the nation in civil war. But first it caught the attention of Abraham Lincoln and helped propel him into the U.S. presidency.

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