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The House passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act...
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May 25, 1854
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 25, 1854 The front page begins with a report headed: "The Nebraska Bill" noting in part: "...the House has passed the bill...It remains to be seen whether the Senate is still so eager to kill the venerable 'Missouri Compromise' as to swallow the bill with Mr. Clayton's amendment expunged..." with more.
Also on the front page: "The Nebraska Bill--Important Features".
Page 3 has some items from the Senate concerning the Bill as seen in the photos. It would become law in just 5 days: May 30, 1854.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular sovereignty", allowing settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed within a new state’s borders. The conflicts that arose between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers in the aftermath of the act’s passage led to the period of violence known as "Bleeding Kansas", and helped paved the way for the American Civil War.
Nice reports from the final days of the debate, and great to have this content in this revered newspaper from the nation's capital.
Four pages, small hole in the masthead, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War