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Kan'sas-Ne•bras'ka Act"



Pronunciation: (kan'zus-nu-bras'ku), [key] U.S. Hist.
the act of Congress in 1854 annulling the Missouri Compromise, providing for the organization of the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and permitting these territories self-determination on the question of slavery.

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