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'''Bleeding Kansas''' is the name given to a small scale civil war that took place in [[Kansas]] territory 1855-57 over the issue of [[slavery]]. It followed the [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]], which introduced the idea of [[popular sovereignty]]. The voters got to decide on whether Kansas would have slavery, so pro and anti-slavery forces in other states subsidized armed immigrants, who fought it out. Major violence took place when pro-southern elements from Missouri burned [[Lawrence]] in retaliation by the killings of pro-slavery men by [[John Brown]].  President [[James Buchanan]] intervened on the pro-slavery side, but that broke apart the [[Democratic Party]], as [[Stephen Douglas]] was outraged by Buchanan's violation of democracy.
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'''Bleeding Kansas''' is the name given to a small scale civil war that took place in [[Kansas]] territory 1855-57 over the issue of [[slavery]]. It followed the [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]], let voters got to decide on whether Kansas would have slavery, so pro and anti-slavery forces in other states subsidized armed immigrants, who fought it out. Major violence took place when pro-southern elements from Missouri burned [[Lawrence]] in retaliation by the killings of pro-slavery men by [[John Brown]].  President [[James Buchanan]] intervened on the pro-slavery side, but that broke apart the [[Democratic Party]], as [[Stephen Douglas]] was outraged by Buchanan's violation of democracy.
  
see also [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]]
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[[Image:Bleed-kansas.jpg|thumb|280px]]
==Further reading==  
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== See also ==
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*[[Popular sovereignty]]
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==Further reading==
 
* Etcheson, Nicole. ''Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era'' (2006) [http://www.amazon.com/Bleeding-Kansas-Contested-Liberty-Civil/dp/0700614923/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222265257&sr=8-1 excerpt and text search]
 
* Etcheson, Nicole. ''Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era'' (2006) [http://www.amazon.com/Bleeding-Kansas-Contested-Liberty-Civil/dp/0700614923/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222265257&sr=8-1 excerpt and text search]
 
* Nevins, Allan. ''Ordeal of the Union''. vol 2 (1947), the most detailed history.
 
* Nevins, Allan. ''Ordeal of the Union''. vol 2 (1947), the most detailed history.
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Latest revision as of 23:05, 26 June 2016

Bleeding Kansas is the name given to a small scale civil war that took place in Kansas territory 1855-57 over the issue of slavery. It followed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, let voters got to decide on whether Kansas would have slavery, so pro and anti-slavery forces in other states subsidized armed immigrants, who fought it out. Major violence took place when pro-southern elements from Missouri burned Lawrence in retaliation by the killings of pro-slavery men by John Brown. President James Buchanan intervened on the pro-slavery side, but that broke apart the Democratic Party, as Stephen Douglas was outraged by Buchanan's violation of democracy.

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See also

Further reading