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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.