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  • Western Territories
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  • Free State Hotel
  • Laurence, Kansas
  • crowd of 700 pro-slavery people
  • You are not a citizen and therefore you could not bring suit in U.S. courts
  • I want freedom.
  • With the Kansas and Nebraska Act put in place and basing slavery on popular sovereignty tensions rose between the Northern and Southern States of America around whether or not slavery should spread to the west.
  • You have committed treason!
  • Less sectional differences.
  • Bleeding Kansas is period of time leading up to the Civil War where the two groups were violently fighting over Kansas, Free State Party (antislavery) and the elected government of Kansas (slavery). This particular scene depicts a day in May of 1856 when a pro-slavery group attacked buildings belonging to the Free State Party and set fire to a local hotel. This image depicts the increasingly violent exchanges between anti and pro slavery groups.
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  • I want slavery to stop spreading.
  • Protect slavery.
  • Red Scott was a slave who was held by John Emerson and sued for his freedom, hoping that his previous residence in free territory enabled him to sue for his independence. This case is historic because it was ruled that he was not a citizen and therefore he could not bring suit in U.S. courts which exemplifies the prevalence of the pro-slavery battle.
  • Let us, the people of South Carolina , obtain our own republic.
  • After John Brown arrived at the federal arsenal and took over he was attacked by Colonel Robert. E. Lee who killed half of John Brown's forces and arrested him. He was charges with "murder, criminal conspiracy, and treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia" and this outraged Brown's antislavery supporters in the North who were angry he was convicted of being treasonous to a state rather than a nation. This lead to the disunity in the lead up to the civil war.
  • The election of 1860 has big consequences for the lead up to the civil war. When Abraham Lincoln won the presidency much of the southern pro-slavery population were outraged causing them to direct this anger to secede from the union which depended the gap between the North and South USA during these pre-war years.
  • John Bell
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John Breckinridge
  • The outrage from the election of 1860 quickly spiraled into a full out secession of southern states from the union. The first to secede was South Carolina which quickly paved the way for other states with large slaver masses. This separation really exemplified the newfound divine between the two groups.
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