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15 2 trouble in kansas

  1. 1. CHAPTER 15:A Divided Nation Section 2: Trouble in Kansas
  2. 2. THE ELECTION OF 1852 Franklin Pierce (Democrat) defeatsWinfield Scott (Whig) • Because Pierce supported the Compromise of 1850
  3. 3. “The slavery issue has been put to rest, an no sectional excitement may again threatenthe durability of our institutions”
  4. 4. THE KANSAS – NEBRASKA ACT 1854 - South wants to open upmore land to popular sovereignty
  5. 5. THE KANSAS – NEBRASKA ACT Congress passes the Kansas –Nebraska Act • Divides remainder of Louisiana Purchase into Kansas & Nebraska Territories • Popular sovereignty in both
  6. 6. The Kansas – Nebraska Act
  7. 7. KANSAS IS DIVIDEDAbolitionistand pro-slaverygroups rushsupportersto go live inKansas
  8. 8. 1855 KansasElections
  9. 9. KANSAS IS DIVIDED Pro-slaverygroups win theelection becauseof fraud Soabolitionistsform their owngovernment
  10. 10. Topeka LecomptonTwo Capital Cities in Kansas
  11. 11. Kansas Kansasabolitionist pro-slavery flag flag
  12. 12. BLEEDING KANSAS Tensions rise and the two groupsbegin to fight
  13. 13. Pro-slavery “sack” of Lawrence
  14. 14. Abolitionist“Pottawatomie Massacre” led by John Brown
  15. 15. BLEEDING KANSAS “Bleeding Kansas” is a statewidecivil war
  16. 16. BLEEDING KANSAS Over 200 people were killed
  17. 17. Pro-slavery Senator Preston Brooks beatsabolitionist Senator Charles Sumner with a cane on the floor of the U.S. Senate

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