Why did popular sovereignty lead to problems in the territories like Kansas?

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Apr 14, 2017

People had to vote to determine if they supported the practice of slavery or not.


After the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska it was decided that people would vote to make these territories free or not, it is a precursor of the Civil War. Kansas was nicknamed "Bloody Kansas" because of the tensions and even the violence with people such as John Brown.

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