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The Kansas-Nabraska act.
Let us separate the Nebraska territory into two states, Nebraska and Kansas!
The reaction of the North.
This is unfair! The Missouri Compromise will be repelled. Free states can now become slave states.
Events leading to the Civil war. By: Micah Finley
Traveling to vote.
[Proslavery/border ruffians]YES SLAVERY!
[Antislavery] NO SLAVERY!
In 1854, Stephen Douglas proposed a bill that would divide the Nebraska territory. This would allow the free and slave states to be equal.
Cause 1: Separation of opinions.
The new proslavery legislature has been elected!
The Northerners were VERY unhappy. States that were free states for over 30 years could become slave states. They didn't want slavery to spread.
Cause 2: Bleeding Kansas.
Both pro and antislavery believers traveled to the Kansas territory to vote for what they believed in. Border Ruffians also battled anti-slavery forces, and vote illegally.
In the end, a proslavery legislature won, they made news laws in favor of slave owning. Antislavery settlers did not agree with this. They decided to elected their own governor, from here, things got worse.
NONSENSE! We shall elect our own governor and legislature!
A group of pro-slavery men attacked Lawrence which was an antislavery fort. John Brown responded to this by bringing 6 men, 4 of which were his sons, to Pottawatomie Creek where he dragged and murdered 5 proslavery citizens. Once again, this leads to more violence