Latte31-I wanted to say that I also read that Stephen Douglas, also passed the Kansas Nebraska Act which let people in those areas decide if they wanted slavery.
This was another popular sovereignty message as Stephan Douglas was a strong advocate of popular sovereignty.
He also believed that the Dred Scott Supreme Court case that ruled against the Southern States idea of expanding slavery to the Northern states that did not want it was the right decision.
He said that a law could not work if the people living there do not support it. This would be the equivalent of the Supreme Court ruling against the health care bill which would be a win for popular sovereignty today.
There is a growing court challenge to this legislation, so maybe the American people will prevail and allow popular sovereignty to reign once again. This is a great case to teach popular sovereignty for kids so that they could truly understand.