Elian Dones Mrs. Elysee AICE US History 16 September 2016 Paper 1 Practice 2a) Throughout the 1850’s the Kansas-Nebraska Act was just set in place. The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed the territories to vote on whether or not they were going to be a slave or free state. This revoked the Missouri Compromise because of new territories placement . This angered the South and pushed the North to move to enforcing the free state ideals. This conflict led to the rise of border ruffians, who were groups of people who crossed the state borders and altered votes by intimidation to enforce the pro slavery vote. This unfair persuasive and intimidating strategy was unfair and made the people scared and angry with the other territories sending the border ruffians. These chain of events eventually led to what is known as today as “Bleeding Kansas” which was dangerous and scary for the residents of Lawrence, Kansas and the rest of the state. This new “mini civil war” led to deaths, property damage, and huge public reaction as agreed in Sources B and C.