\"Bleeding Kansas\" Essay - Ashley Yeghiayan Period 6 Bleeding Kansas Chapter 13 Weekly Reading Check Bleeding Kansas In 1854 Stephen A Douglas

"Bleeding Kansas" Essay - Ashley Yeghiayan Period 6...

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Ashley Yeghiayan 11/4/18 Period 6 Bleeding Kansas- Chapter 13 Weekly Reading Check Bleeding Kansas In 1854, Stephen A Douglas of Illinois was serving as the chair of the committee of the territories in the senate. A bill reached Douglas’s desk concerning the organization of the Nebraska territory, and being committed to US expansion, Douglas needed to have Nebraska organized in order to achieve his goals of US expansion. This created problems because Douglas needed the Native Americans to be removed from the Nebraska territory because he believed that them being there, interfered with Christian succession progress, which he heavily supported. Douglas also need the support of southern Democrats in order to have the Nebraska territory but this proved to be difficult because having Nebraska be a free stay was a big no for the south. Douglas's solution to the south not letting him let Nebraska be a free state was to pass a bill called the Kansas Nebraska Bill. This spell would allow each state to decide their laws upon

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