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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Kansas-Nebraska Controversy

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act increased sectional tensions because it

A

supported pro-slavery constitutions in both Nebraska and Kansas.

B

repealed the Compromise of 1850.

C

enriched Southern railroad investors at the expense of the North.

D

was ruled unconstitutional by what was seen as a biased, pro-South Supreme Court.

E

was seen as a violation of the long-standing sectional balance created by the Missouri Compromise.