bleeding kansas - Bleeding Kansas Not only were the American North and South different based in their economies but they were also different based on

bleeding kansas - Bleeding Kansas Not only were the...

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Bleeding KansasNot only were the American North and South different based in their economies, but they were also different based on their perspectives about slavery. The increasing conflict between antislavery and proslavery forces extended beyond politics and public debate. During the antebellum period, both sides resorted to violence and the Old South became a “land of extremes.”The “Bleeding Kansas” affair revealed the full blown conflict between the antislavery North and antislavery South. The Kansas- Nebraska Act divided the Nebraska territory into the Kansas and Nebraska territories, where settlers can decide whether they will allow slavery. After this act was passed, antislavery farmers and slave owners moved into the land to increase their popularity. Both sides wanted to win over the territory for themselves. The Northern abolitionists and Free Soilers organized the New England Emigrant Aid Company to pay for transportation of antislavery settlers to Kansas. Fighting broke out between the proslavery and antislavery groups

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