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  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • WIth the introduction of the Kansas-Nebraska act, the rail road will get built fast if states adopt slavery.
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • We need to start moving west from here and making settlements, so we can make a governement there that is against slavery, and stop it spreading.
  • The Republican Party
  • There was a debate emeirging on the issue of slavery in the west, in 1854. Stephen Douglas was the senator of Illinois and he was a big believer in western expansion. He wanted to make a railroad form Chicago to the Pacific Ocean. This caused the issue of slavery in the west to become an issue. 
  • The Kansas-Nebraska act
  • I need to move west to help spread the practice throughout this country.
  • I need to travel west and settle, to stop the expantion of slavery.
  • A race began with pro-slavery and anti-slavery states to send settlers to the west to premote there feelings on the matter. Northerns funded anti-slavery families to go to the west and settle in the Kansas territory, and the south urged there people to mov to Kansas. 
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • A new party was gaining trackion in the north which many were flocking to. The party was The Republican Party, The root of the party was against the Idea of slavery, it was made up from like minded individuals from ofther parties coming together to form something against slavery. 
  • The Republican Party
  • His solution for the situation was the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This act repealed the Missouri Comprimise and allowed new states that form in the west to join the union with or without slavery. This act made southern supportrs of slavery happy because they had new hopes for spreading slavery, and nourtherns that were anti-s;avery were very angered by the act.
  • The situation escolated further when the slavery supporters sent 5000 men to an election in Kansas, to sway the vote in their favor. This act by thse slavery sympathizer, helped to elect a pro-slavery legislator in Kansas, with their illigal votes. Which then lead to newspapers promoting and from free states being banned. However, anti-slavery settlers refused to accept the legislation
  • The Republican Party with the help of the Anti-Catholic Party to defeat democrats in election in 1854. By 1856 many from the Anti-Catholic Know-Nothings joined the Republican Party, and nominated John C. Frémont. They made a slogan for him, "Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Men, Frémont, and Victory!" The democrats nominated James Buchanan, nd the party adopted a platfrom that supported The Kansas-Nebraska Act.
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