Origins of the Civil War - Slides 16-27, Bleeding Kansas, Election of 1856, Dred Scott Decisionx - \u201cBleeding\u201d Kansas The Nebraska Act was a

Origins of the Civil War - Slides 16-27, Bleeding Kansas, Election of 1856, Dred Scott Decisionx

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John Brown “Bleeding” Kansas
The Know Nothing Party AKA the American Party A nativist organization in the North and the South targeting immigrants and Catholics More popular than Republicans, 1854-56 Initially, Republicans cooperated with the Know Nothings Later, Republicans advocated anti-Catholicism but rejected nativism Many Republicans were also Know Nothings
Antislavery Whigs --------------------- Nativist Whigs Republicans Know Nothings Republicans 1845-1852 1852-1856 1856- In the mid-1850s, Know Nothings competed with Republicans for popular support In 1856, the Republican Party absorbed the Know Nothing Party
Election of 1856 Parties split on slavery and nativism 1) Republicans - John C. Fremont (CA), Mexican War hero

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