8-U5.1.4

Draw conclusions about why the following increased sectional tensions: • the Missouri Compromise (1820). • the Wilmot Proviso (1846). • the Compromise of 1850, including the Fugitive Slave Act. the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) and subsequent conflict in Kansas. • the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision (1857). • changes in the party system.

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