Kansas Vs.Nebraska Act In 1820 the Missouri Compromise removed slavery in the United States north of Missouri’s southern border. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 allowed voters to bring this back. This angered abolitionists and led to violence in Kansas. This made tensions rise and brought United States closer to the American Civil War.
Bleeding Kansas After the Kansas-Nebraska act both abolitionists and slavery supporters encouraged their supporters to enter the state. This lead to violent confrontations and really helped start the war. This started newspapers called "bleeding kansas"
Dred Scott V. Sandford Case In 1857 Dred Scott, a slave, sued for his freedom. He said his residence in the free state of Illinois and in the free Wisconsin Territory entitled him to freedom. The Supreme Court unconstitutionally denied him and abolitionists were outraged. Although he later was freed.
John Brown's Raid on Harper Ferry In October of 1859 John Brown went to Maryland to try and start an armed slave revolt. Many other abolistioists did not help him and he ended up being overcome by U.S Marines
John Brown's Raid on Harper Ferry Part 2 John Brown was convicted of murder, criminal conspiracy, and treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was later hanged on December 2, 1859. Also, Six of his followers were later executed.
Election of 1860 In the election of 1860 the Democratic part nominated Nominating John Bell of Tennessee for president and the Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln won and Although Lincoln although he received only about 40 percent of the popular vote, his electoral victory was a landslide: 180 electoral votes to Breckinridge's 72, Bell's 39, and Douglas's 12.