Updated: 9/9/2021

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  • in the 1850s the political parties had a reorganization. it was formed to combat the Kansas- Nebraska act and the expansion of slavery.
  • we need to guarantee these states to be free.
  • everyone gathered to vote if Kansas should be a free or slave state due to the to the souths violent methods. The election resulted in pro-slavery.
  • the pro-slavery winners made it a hanging offense to help a slave escape. Known as the fugitive slave act
  • Northern Whigs, Northern Democrats and the free soil party came together between 1854 and 1856, united by their support for abolitionism, and formed the republican party.