Pre-Civil War story board
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The Kansas-Nebraska Act was important because it increased tensions between the north and south and caused violence between supporters of slavery and abolitionists
We've come here from the south to ensure that slavery spreads to Kansas.
Bleeding Kansas: After pro-slavery Missouri residents rig the vote and legalize slavery in Kansas, anti-slavery government is established and the two fight for control of Kansas, violence ensues.
Dred Scott: A former slave who had been living in the north is forced back into slavery and sues for his freedom, the Supreme Court rules that black people legally have no rights.
Can't I just be free?
John Brown was a radical anti-slavery leader who decided to lead a slave revolt into the south after getting guns from the armory at Harper's Ferry.
Let's steal all of the guns and lead a slave revolt.
Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States, he is anti-slavery and the south hates him.
South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
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