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Why did Stephen Douglas want the Kansas-Nebraska Territory organized? He wanted to protect Northerners from attacks by settlers. He wanted a transcontinental railroad with a route through the territory. He wanted it organized as a first step to statehood. He wanted to prevent Mexico from annexing the territory.

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Stephen Douglas wanted the Kansas-Nebraska Territory organized because he wanted a transcontinental railroad with a route through the territory. This movement would very much benefit Douglas' Illinois constituents as well as for him to maintain civic-control towards such territory. Southern senators objected such proposal, hence the area was deemed as a free-state. 

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