The Question : Explain how the Missouri Compromise, Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Compromise of 1850 led to growing sectionalism.
So what is the correct answer? Answer:
The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed each territory to decide the issue of slavery on the basis of popular sovereignty. Kansas with slavery would violate the Missouri Compromise, which had kept the Union from falling apart for the last thirty-four years. … The Missouri Compromise had prevented this from happening since 1820
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