History Final Exam Question 3 - 1 Trace the Kansas-Nebraska crisis What were the causes issues and results and how did the country react to this crisis

History Final Exam Question 3 - 1 Trace the Kansas-Nebraska...

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1.Trace the Kansas-Nebraska crisis. What were the causes, issues, and results, and how did thecountry react to this crisis? Steven Douglas, senate, committee for westward expansion. Wealthy because of landspeculation. Owns a lot of land in Nebraska. Nobody is moving to Nebraska. Need a train trackgoing to Nebraska from Chicago- to move the goods. Want to place rail line in native Americanterritory. But first needs native land to become federal too. Nebraska to become a state.Purposes to divide Nebraska and Kansas and say that each of these territories would havepopular sovereignty. Goes in the action. must match the population of least populous statehood.Kansas applies to the statehood. Northerner- wants to seize the slavery. Southerner- wants toexpand the slavery. Kansas is the battle ground. MO is more conscious about Kansas so sendsBorder Ruffians (knife throwers, gun slingers, liquor drinkers). Insight fear- their job. Scare outthe free soilers. Only 1500 people registered to vote in Kansas. When calculated the ballots,there are 6,000 counts. Majority of votes were from pro-slavery forces. Created a slavegovernment in Kansas. Free soilers created their own government. 2 government operating in one state. Pro-slavepeople try to incite violence by attacking property. “John Brown” northern white male who isvery religious ( calvinous) produce over 20 childrens. Wanted to know his purpose. God haschoosen john brown alone to be “the man” to end/abolish slavery in the USA. Went to west-Kansas went proslavery forces were attacking. Midnight- go to proslave houses-drags 5 men intopotogaramy creeks and killed them. (cracked their body/ dissected their body). He insights 4months of Kansas bleeding. Kansas bleeds for 4 months- physically fighting. 1855- Kansas proved that it is worth fighting forslavery. In 1856, Charles Sumner takes the senate. Talks about bleeding Kansas. He isoutrageous. Called south savage for 2 days. Found South Carolina as a problem. Mocks thesenator from SC. Andrew Butler- Senator of SC. Preston brooks from SC- Nephew of Butler beatsSumner it took him 3 years to recover. Supposed civilized politicians physically fought in the

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