Bleeding Kansas Analysis

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750,000 died when Americans went through a war against one another.1 One of the events that led to the civil war was yet another “war” known as the border war, or bleeding Kansas. In what many historians believed is a war over slavery and freedom. Parke Pierson stated, “it can be argued that the Civil War actually began in 1854 when blood stained the prairie grass of the Kansas Territory.”2 Questions that arise from bleeding Kansas is how and why it happened, how bloody it was, and in what ways it affected the United States of America. “Bleeding Kansas was a violent clash over slavery in a place that had few slaves,” said Nicole Etcheson of Ball State University.3 The Nebraska-Kansas Act as Etcheson says, is the correct name for the act that replaced the Missouri Compromise.3 The act allowed the people to choose whether to have or ban slavery.3 As a result, a new territory was open to become a slave state.3 Uncertain that the act’s passage would benefit the South, most southerners …show more content…
The female perspective helped American history to be “reexamined from a new point of view.”5 Jackson states that Kansas was admitted into the Union as a free state due to the women’s contribution.5 Women back then “were seen as helpmates to their husbands, domestic laborers in their homes and teachers, and caregivers to their children.”5 But Middle-class women who emigrated to Kansas with their husbands and families wrote letters, documents, and diaries that helped affect the national conscious as they were trusted more since they were seen as emotional.5 Women like Sara Robinson who was the wife of first governor of Kansas and was by his side.5 Jackson states that women’s lives later began to change as they fought for equal rights.5 “Without the presence of slavery, disunion and war would not have taken place,” said Michael Woods.6 Bleeding Kansas was an instance of the fight over slavery before the Civil

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