Bleeding Americ The Case Of The Kansas-Nebraska Act

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Bleeding America
The Kansas-Nebraska Act, a act proposed by "Senator Stephen Douglas, a Democratic Senator from Illinois who introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act"1 in hopes for the nation to build a transcontinental-railroad, hopefully having the eastern terminus in Chicago, but the railroad needed to be secure as it was going to go through the Kansas and Nebraska territories, preferably as states. Being a personal advocate of popular sovereignty, Stephen A. Douglas disliked the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and believed that the state should decide if it wants to be a free-state or a slave-state. Although the North and South were clearly different culturally and economically, separated by their own definition of the American Dream, the passing
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history. The Dred Scott v. Sandford was probably the worst court decision ever decided by supreme court justices, as Dred Scott a former slave was taken to go live in Illinois (a free-state) for a year. Dred Scott along with his wife Harriet sued their owners for having slaves in a free-state and should be granted their freedom. This 11-year long struggle would soon surface into the Supreme Court, where by a majority margin, 7-2, Scott was sadly still a slave. In an attempt to end and solve the slavery problem once and for all, Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney quote "[Black people] Had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior that they had no rights which the …show more content…
"Northern and Southern lawmakers united around various issues, but now slavery became a dividing factor that could not be ignored"16. The party was created just to be the direct opposite of the Democrats. "Most important it led to the formation, beginning in 1854, of the Republican Party. That party was found in diametric opposition to the operating principles of the Democratic party."17. Republicans formalized themselves in Congress and gained massive reputation during the 1856 presidential race with President James Buchanan (Democrat) won with 176 electoral votes and John C. Fremont (Republican) with only 114 electoral votes. Abraham Lincoln swore into the Republican party, but although he lost to Stephen A. Douglas for his Senate seat, he would later be sworn into the White House in 1860, defeating Stephen A. Douglas, the very mastermind who made the infamous Kansas-Nebraska act. But Douglas was not a racist of what many people

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