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It was a bad principle to have one state at a time voting - it attracted every bully-boy in America (from both sides) to descend on a thinly-populated state and intimidate the voters.

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Why was the Kansas Nebraska Act unsuccessful?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´. The Kansas-Nebraska Act infuriated many in the North who considered the Missouri Compromise to be a long-standing binding agreement. In the pro-slavery South it was strongly supported. After the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, pro-slavery and anti-slavery supporters rushed in to settle Kansas to affect the outcome of the first election held there after the law went into effect. Pro-slavery settlers carried the election but were charged with fraud by anti-slavery settlers, and the results were not accepted by them. The anti-slavery settlers held another election, however pro-slavery settlers refused to vote. This resulted in the establishment of two opposing legislatures within the Kansas territory. Violence soon erupted, with the anti-slavery forces led by John Brown. The territory earned the nickname "bleeding Kansas" as the death toll rose. President Franklin Pierce, in support of the pro-slavery settlers, sent in Federal troops to stop the violence and disperse the anti-slavery legislature. Another election was called. Once again pro-slavery supporters won and once again they were charged with election fraud. As a result, Congress did not recognize the constitution adopted by the pro-slavery settlers and Kansas was not allowed to become a state. Eventually, however, anti-slavery settlers outnumbered pro-slavery settlers and a new constitution was drawn up. On January 29, 1861, just before the start of the Civil War, Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state.

Was Franklin Pierce a brilliant president?

Pierce was not a very effective as President. As for brilliance, he had an excellent memory and was far from stupid. He made a bad call on the Kansas-Nebraska bill and its idea of letting the citizens of the states vote to allow or forbid slavery in the state.

Why did the compromise of 1850 and the kansas Nebraska act fail to settle the slavery issue?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act failed because it did not end the national conflict over slavery. Antislavery forces viewed the statute as a capitulation to the South, and many abandoned the Whig and Democratic parties to form the REPUBLICAN PARTY. Kansas soon became a battleground over slavery.Five Stars for ROYGBIV

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The opposite of a good idea would be a bad idea. Depending on how bad you could also say terrible idea.

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we can totally say that its a good idea to have presidential fomr of government . i know no one have an idea on that, i think its disadvantage is having the president to stop an act for a good country), its more eventually bad if the president have a bad idea in a country. but i think it will never happen.

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No way you can make a dusk ball act like a master ball unless you do a hack which is bad idea.

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Is it a bad idea to want to become a marine biologist if you live in Kansas?

It is not bad as long as you have a place where they teach this near by or be willing to move. Make sure you also are ready to move somewhere to take up a job doing this if there is not a place you can do this.