Notes nov 26th - The Road to Disunion A Bleeding Kansas Two governments proslavery government and free soilers War erupted between the two in Kansas in

Notes nov 26th - The Road to Disunion A Bleeding Kansas Two...

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The Road to Disunion A. Bleeding Kansas Two governments: proslavery government and free soilers War erupted between the two in Kansas in 1855-spring of 1856 Journalists called these conflicts bleeding Kansas John Brown-led attack at Pottawatomie Creek , KS Hacked to death 5 men with swords Kansans weren’t the only individuals fueding over slavery Charles Sumner (MA) caned by Preston Brooks (SC) over issue of slavery Nation was polarized B. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) Further entrenched in some northerners minds that there was a slave power conspiracy In addition to the specific events that were going on causing distress between the north and the south South seeing themselves as a minority, subject to north’s tyranny North saw that the south was such a small population, but was wielding so much power Two days before Buchannan’s election, the supreme court finally handed down decision in Dred Scott case Argument was made that since their master has taken them into free territory, that they deserved their freedom

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