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Kansas-Nebraska Act - Map Depicting Impact

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Reynold's Political Map of the United States is based on the 1850 U.S. census and shows "the comparative area of the free and slave states."  It also depicts the impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, following that law's repeal of the Missouri Compromise.

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Media Credits

Map by William Reynolds.
Reynolds's Political Map of the United States...
New York: Wm. C. Reynolds, 1856.

Online, courtesy Library of Congress

 

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