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The Kansas-Nebraska Crisis

How did "Bleeding Kansas" lead to the Civil War?  

As tensions over slavery heated up in the 1850s, Congress decided to allow the citizens living in the Kansas territory to decide for themselves through the ballot whether or not the state would...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2017 11:26 am UTC

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Based on the text of the Lincoln–Douglas debates, what was the position of the Republican Party in 1858? Was the...

The 1858 debates between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln focused on the slavery question. The nation was increasingly divided, and Kansas was the scene of intense conflict between pro-slavery...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019 1:35 am UTC

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What is the significance of Bleeding Sumner?

It seems fairly unimaginable that a Congressman would attack a Senator on the floor of the U.S. Capitol building, leaving him injured for a period of three years. In 1856, this was the condition of...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015 2:51 pm UTC

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What impact did the Kansas-Nebraska Act have on the United States?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was a controversial bill that led to further divisions between North and South. The bill allowed for settlers within a territory to make decisions about whether they wanted...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 4:08 am UTC

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What was the impact of the Lincoln-Douglas debates?  

The Lincoln-Douglas debates were born out of recriminations over political decisions such as the Dred Scott case and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. These examples—the former dealing with a landmark...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2020 9:55 pm UTC

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Bleeding Kansas Significance

The significance of Bleeding Kansas is that it showed how divisive the slavery issue was and how passionate people were on both sides of the slavery issue. The Kansas–Nebraska Act was passed in...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2018 4:52 pm UTC

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What were some negative effects of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

After the Missouri Compromise met with problems in implementation, most notably in the balance of power between slave states and free states, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was drawn up to repeal the...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2011 4:23 am UTC

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Why did Bleeding Kansas lead to the Civil War?

Bleeding Kansas is used to describe the period of violence during the settling of territories in Kansas and Nebraska. In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed in response to complaints that...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2015 7:49 pm UTC

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Explain the significance of how the Lincoln-Douglas debates viewed the issue of freedom.

Ashley Kannan has already given voice to the ideological distinctions between Lincoln and Douglas: Douglas being the champion of Popular Sovereignty and Lincoln a moral critic and opponent to...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2018 6:21 pm UTC

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What effect did the Kansas-Nebraska Act have on Northern and Southern public opinion?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 hastened the onset of Civil War, greatly increasing existing tensions between slave states and free states. Instead of providing a workable solution to the perennial...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2018 6:55 am UTC

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How did the Lincoln-Douglas Debates shape the political debates over slavery?

Stephen Douglas was a challenging opponent for Abraham Lincoln when the two were running for election to the Senate for the state of Illinois in 1858. Douglas chose the politically expedient...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2013 3:54 am UTC

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How did Bleeding Kansas foreshadow the Civil War?

The 1850s incidents and time period that became known as “Bleeding Kansas” grew out of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act that governed the legality of slavery in the Western States. A reaction to the...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2019 5:52 pm UTC

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Assess the validity of the following statement: "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates presented the main arguments separating...

I think that the statement is not entirely valid. The first point would be that main arguments were presented in the Lincoln- Douglas debates regarding the role of slavery in the nation's future....

Latest answer posted July 28, 2013 11:17 pm UTC

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Several crises took place in the 1850s: the Fugitive Slave Law, the Dred Scott decision, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act,...

Your approach to this subject—the causes of the Civil War (1861–1865)—is a logical one. You could argue that the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) represented the last effort at compromise. Its failure...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020 10:12 am UTC

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Based on the following excerpt from Stephen Douglas' 1858 speech, delivered during one of the Lincoln-Douglas...

Just from this excerpt, you cannot know anything about Lincoln's positions other than Douglas's statement that Lincoln wants slavery abolished. In truth, Lincoln and Douglas believed in some very...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 5:02 am UTC

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Describe the positions articulated by Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas on the issue of the expansion of...

During the series of debates during the summer of 1858, both Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were faced with the tricky prospect of articulating positions on the issue that was quickly...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

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 What does "Bleeding Kansas" represent in African American History?

Bleeding Kansas is not something that is most closely connected with African American history. It is relevant to African American History because it did help to bring about the Civil War....

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013 2:04 am UTC

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