|TD...the Kansas-Nebraska Act had a big impact on the north's politics. It set off alarm bells throughout the North. The Abolitionist movement was on the fringe of Northern politics until that happened. There was fear that pro-slavery forces would flood into a territory before the vote and overwhelm the anti-slavery population there. Which woud tip the balance of power in congress. Some in the North even feared it would allow slavery to spread into the North itself down the road. You are right it fueled opposition to Southern interests.
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