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4/17/08 Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) Secession Succession (not similar) Stephen A. Douglas-(Dem) Lecompton Constitution (1857-58) Harpers Ferry 1. Bleeding Kansas a. Stephen A. Douglas not supported by southerners; they wanted the Missouri Compromise to be repealed. Creates firestorm: i. Kansas becomes the unsolved national problem. ii. The events in Kansas were held by extremists on both sides. b. Election called for Kansas convention: Lecompton Constitution i. Only 25% voted for a pro-slavery constitution. ii. South wanted Kansas for the sole reason for having a slave state. 1. President Buchannan said he would side with the south. Douglas wouldn’t allow; thought it’d break the Republican Party. 2. Lecompton Constitution failed, but broken the Democratic Party (sectional party, not southerners). Rise of the Republicans. 3. 2.
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