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    Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era Bleeding Kansas covers a dark time in Kansas when there was violence and death was around every corner during the Civil War. At first there were only political and social wars. When Kansas was being decided on whether the state should be free or slave, a big concern came out of this decision: the fate of white men’s liberty in the republic. Nicole Etcheson is a professor at Ball State University and has written books covering the Civil War era. Etchesons specialties are Sectional crisis, Jacksonian era, and Civil War and Reconstruction. She grew up in Indiana and got a PhD from Indiana University in 1991. Her works cover the Civil War and Midwestern history. Some of these are A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community, The Emerging Midwest, and Bleeding Kansas. She has also written numerous articles and journal entries. One main goal of this assignment was to find something different and unique; something that other people wouldn’t choose. Bleeding Kansas was during the Civil War era which we had not covered yet, so this topic is not as popular as ones that we have covered. The name itself also has a feeling to it. It gives off a feeling of darkness, and with the title drama is something that can be expected in the book. Being based…

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    Bleeding Kansas Analysis

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    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…

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    topic of slavery. Ultimately, these tensions lead to horrific violence within the nation, beginning with the events of Bleeding Kansas. Bleeding Kansas catalysed a violent reaction to the rising tensions that eventually manifested itself as the American Civil War, beginning in 1861. This progression…

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    Events Of Bleeding Kansas

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    Emerging in 1855 was a series of violent events that broke out in present day Kansas. These events came to be known as Bleeding Kansas. In the years of 1854 to 1857 Kansas was being disputed over in regards to it being a free soil or slave state through popular sovereignty. In order for Kansas to be a slave state pro- slavery people from Missouri came to vote in its favor. As a result of this, the New England Emigrant Aid Company was organized and sent thousands of people out to Kansas to vote…

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    Many people have different viewpoints of John Brown. Everyone agrees that John Brown had some effect on slavery. Some people say that John Brown was a terrorist. Other people disagree saying that John Brown was a revolutionary. I say that John Brown was a terrorist for three reasons; John Brown was crazy, he killed a lot of people, and he started a bigger war between the North and South. The first reason of why John Brown was a terrorist is because he was crazy. In his family heritage, most…

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    The Great Kansas Nebraska Act. The Topic I have reseached for this project is the Kansas Nebraska act of 1854. This is a huge turning point in America history because this act was the cauase of many issues and problem that led to the Civil War. The Kansas Nebraska is also significant since it led to the first time American was officially divided into slave states and non-slave states based on the people in the state. The Kansas Nebraska act was the beganing of the end of the slavery in the…

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    Kansas-Nebraska

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    that contributed to the North South division, four major events will be identified. The Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott trial and the Panic of 1857 all played a major role in the North South division and unrest leading to the Presidential election of 1860. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 “may have been the most important single event pushing the nation toward civil war” (McPherson 121). Author James McPherson stated that Kansas-Nebraska gave birth to the entirely northern…

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    author clearly emphasizes that the raid on Harpers Ferry were one of the consequential factors leading to the Civil War. It is asserted that the “Harpers Ferry” was “simply a prelude to secession and civil war” (Horwitz, 2011, p. 5). Yet, the author supports his thesis by providing information with influences and occurrences that led to this implausible attack on the slaveholding South. Horwitz declares that the Fugitive Slave Act of 150 was one of the circumstances that “propelled Brown toward…

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    John Brown: A Man Of Faith

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    politely, just as he did the whites. The blacks who had never encountered such respect from a white person appeared befuddled” (Reynolds 128). In the fall of 1855, John Brown went armed to Kansas at the request of his sons to help repeal the push to make Kansas a slave state. In an election in 1854, fraudulent votes cast by proslavery Missourians elected a proslavery candidate to congress. Those opposed to slavery were mostly wanting Kansas to be a Free State, which meant for whites only. The…

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    The phrase "Bleeding Kansas" is used to describe and represent the violent hostilities between anti and pro slavery forces during the time period of the settlement of the Kansas territory during the 1850's. The most significant act that brought Kansas into the eyes of the nation was the tragedy that occurred after the creation of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act used the concept of popular sovereignty and let the citizens determine which area became a free state and…

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