Long Essay No. 5 - Medina Talebi AP US History Long Essay No 5 4 November 2016 How did TWO of the following contribute to the events that led to

Long Essay No. 5 - Medina Talebi AP US History Long Essay...

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Medina Talebi AP US History Long Essay No. 5 4 November 2016 How did TWO of the following contribute to the events that led to disunion? passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act decision in the Dred Scott case raid on Harpers Ferry It is indisputable that the events that led to disunion were blatantly divisive among the states, specifically targeting their stances on the institution of slavery. The escalating violence was ultimately the wedge that drove them to disunion. The proposal of the Kansas-Nebraska Act by Senator Stephen Douglas and its signing into law by President Franklin Pierce, coupled with the failed raid on Harpers Ferry led by John Brown, espoused the concepts of popular sovereignty and radical social action, both which led to the increased violence between Americans on opposing sides of the slavery question, pushing the union over the brink and causing the South’s inevitable secession. The Kansas Nebraska Act was proposed to increase settlements on the western frontier by constructing a transcontinental railroad. In order for this to happen Stephen Douglas needed the

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