Kansas Nebraska Act and Bleeding KansasLecture Outline1.“Compromise of 1850” in Perspective•North’s Reaction•South’s Reaction2. The 1852 Campaign•The Issue of “Finality•The Campaign•Pierce’s Triumph and Tragedy3. Origins of the Kansas Nebraska Act•Railroad Building•Douglas and the Democracy•The Kansas Nebraska Act•Public Reaction4.Bleeding Kansas•Implications of Popular Sovereignty•Kansas Civil War5. The Caning of Sumner6. A Nation Divided
The “Compromise of 1850”1. The Terms 2. Counting Heads3. The North’s Reaction4. The South’s Reaction5. When is a Compromise not a Compromise?
The 1852 Campaign1.The Issue of the Finality of the “Compromise of 1850”2.The Whigs go to the well one more time: “Old Fuss and Feathers”3.The Amiable Mr. Pierce4.The Campaign: Style over Substance