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    Bleeding Kansas

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    Bleeding Kansas The Compromise of 1850 brought relative calm to the nation. Though most blacks and abolitionists strongly opposed the Compromise, the majority of Americans embraced it, believing that it offered a final, workable solution to the slavery question. Most importantly, it saved the Union from the terrible split that many had feared. People were all too ready to leave the slavery controversy behind them and move on. But the feeling of relief that spread throughout the country would prove

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    Bleeding Kansas Summary

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    Bleeding Kansas Catherine is a mother in the 1850’s living on the border of Kansas as a free-stater. Everyday she devotes her time to making sure the house is ship-shape. She works on sewing clothes for her fast growing children, and then spends hours making food so she can keep her family’s bellies full and their faces smiling. Today as she finished her long list of daily chores and began to make dinner, she remembered that her husband said he will be coming home a little late. So she decided to

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    be forced to go back to the slave owner. ... ... middle of paper ... ...Civil War Events Leading to War Timeline." Civil War Events Leading to War Timeline. The Civil War Page, n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. "The Civil War in Missouri." Kansas-Nebraska Act: Bleeding Kansas. Missouri History Museum, n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Hickman, Kennedy. "American Civil War Causes - Causes of the Civil War - Roots of the American Civil War." Military History - Warfare through the Ages - Battles and Conflicts - Weapons

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    John Brown's Raid

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    way led to the Harpers Ferry Raid. For example, with Kansas choosing whether or not to become a free or slave state. That became the biggest event up until John Brown’s Raid. John Brown had always despised slavery, and this enhanced his chance as an organized revolt. The effect of his raid on Harpers Ferry affected what the South thought about abolitionists and the power that they held. In the 1850’s the Kansas Civil War, known as “Bleeding Kansas,” started and John Brown started becoming involved

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    Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska act, which formed the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. The act effectively nullified the Missouri compromise of 1820, and gave the two new territories an opportunity to choose, through popular vote, whether they would permit or outlaw slavery. Southern slave holders viewed the act as a chance to spread slavery into the new territories and Northern free-staters saw a means to end it. Pro and anti-slavery advocates poured into the new territory of Kansas to help sway

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    The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Collapse of the Whig Party and the Rise of the Republican Party The Kansas-Nebraska act did lead to the collapse of the Whig Party and the rise of the Republican Party; however there are other reasons that contributed to it as well. Firstly the Kansas-Nebraska act played a part in the downfall of the Whig Party. The Kansas-Nebraska act stated that the 36° 30 line would be abolished. It also said that Nebraska would be split up into two territories: Nebraska

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    Was Slavery the Only Cause of the Civil War? The United States was a divided country long before the Civil War, while some people would argue that slavery was the only cause of the Civil War, it is much more complicated than that. There are many other factors involved, such as irreconcilable differences in terms of their economic, political, and social beliefs on a national scale. Many people including myself had a primitive and unsophisticated view of what caused the Civil War, post war propaganda

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    due to the controversial idea of Kansas being either a free or slave state, otherwise known as “Bleeding Kansas”, Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois composed the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which would repeal the Missouri Compromise and set the foundation for Kansas to solely decide its stance on slavery, an idea otherwise known as popular sovereignty (United States Senate). Charles Sumner spoke out against the Kansas-Nebraska Act in his “Crime Against Kansas” speech in which he maintained that

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    the war started. The most significant event that led to the Civil War, would be the Kansas Nebraska Act which was designed by Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois since it led to violence in Kansas and brought the debate to the forefront of the country, as to whether slavery should expand to the new territories or not. Two other events, which were also greatly significant, however not to the same extent as the Kansas Nebraska Act, would be John Brown and his attacks in Pottawatomie Creek and Harper’s

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    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was one of the most crucial events leading up to the Civil War. In 1854 the Kansas-Nebraska Act created territories for both Kansas and Nebraska. This gave a chance for people to move slavery to the Midwest. This put the center of attention on Kansas, because this was going to alter the balance between the North and the South. The territory we know as Kansas was better known as “Bleeding Kansas” due to all the violent clashes between the pro- and anti-slavery parties.

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