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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.
 
'''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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see also [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]]
 
see also [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]]
 
==Further reading==  
 
==Further reading==  

Revision as of 00:25, 16 February 2009

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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see also Kansas-Nebraska Act

Further reading