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Bleeding Kansas is also known as the ________
the Border War
What is Bleeding Kansas?
It was a series of political violent confrontations that took place in Kansas involved anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements.
Who is border ruffian?
A border ruffian is a person from Missouri who crossed the border to vote illegally in Kansas, to make Kansas a slave state
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was overturned _____ in 1854
The Missouri compromise
The Missouri Compromise used latitude as a boundary between ______ and _____
between slave and free territories. The Kansas-Nebraska Act instead used popular sovereignty to decide if the state is a free state or slave state
what is popular sovereignty?
This is the process of allowing residents in a given territory decide the question at hand. In the case of Kansas, the residents of Kansas decided if Kansas should be a free state or a slave state
Why did violence erupt in Kansas?
Many pro-slavery and free-state settlers came into Kansas to try and influence the state's decision on if to be a slave state or a free state. Violence broke out as pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers clashed
Abolitionist _______ led the anti-slavery movement